South Africa exported 9,979 tonnes of live horses in 2018. Across 2018 alone, the demand for the livestock category has grown, changing by 99.66 % compared to the year 2017. Between 2015 and 2018, live horses exports improved by 97.16 %, earning South Africa $11.46m in 2018, alone. The live horses exports are categorised as:

  • Live asses, mules and hinnies (HS code 010120)
  • Live horses (excluding pure-bred for breeding) (HS code 010119)
  • Pure-bred breeding horses and asses (HS code 010110)
  • Pure-bred breeding horses (HS code 010121)
  • Live horses (excluding pure-bred for breeding) (HS code 010129)
  • Pure-bred breeding horses (HS code 010111)

The yearly growth in the volume of South Africa live horses between 2015 and 2018 was 97.16 percent when compared to the growth rate between 2017 and 2018. South Africa's share of the world's total live horses exports in 2018 was 0.8%.

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South Africa live horses export quantities

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In 2018, South Africa shipped live horses worth 11.46m USD, an increase of 62.65% from 2017's total live horses exports value of 4.28m USD. The annual growth value of South Africa live horses between 2017 to 2018 was 113 percent.

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Current top 10 market destinations for South Africa live horses ( in '000$ )

South Africa's top export market destinations for live horses include Australia, DRC Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola. High potential export markets for South Africa live horses within Africa are DRC Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola.

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