South Africa lettuce export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 2,105,463 tonnes of lettuce. For 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa lettuce (vegetables category) has reduced, changing by -1.437 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, lettuce's exports went up by 1.11 percent earning the country US$2.64m for the year 2019. South Africa's lettuce exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or chilled lettuce (excluding cabbage lettuce) (HS code 070519)
  • Fresh or chilled cabbage lettuce (HS code 070511)


Are you a producer of lettuce or other products?

Apply to sell your produce directly to buyers worldwide.

Sign Up To Find Market

South Africa lettuce export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped lettuce worth 2.64m USD, an increase of 10.74% from 2018's total lettuce export of 2.384m USD. The yearly increase in value of South Africa lettuce between 2017 to 2018 was 14.231 percent.

The per year variation in the quantity of South Africa's lettuce exports between 2017 and 2019 was 1.11% in comparison to a variation of -1.437% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total lettuce's exports in 2019 was 4.6 percent. South Africa is ranked position 7 in world exports of lettuce.


Export markets for South Africa lettuce ( in '000$ )

South Africa's top destinations for lettuce are Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland (Eswatini).


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of lettuce. The annual growth of South Africa lettuce in value between 2015 to 2019 was 1%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was -11%, per annum.

South Africa procured 1 tonnes of lettuce in 2019.


The production of lettuce in South Africa was 64,010 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of -3.18%. The country had an estimated 4,316.00 hectares under lettuce cultivation.