South Africa mackerel export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 2,609,422 tonnes of mackerel. Through 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa mackerel (fish category) has surged, recording a change of 23.832 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, mackerel's exports went up by 107.04 percent bringing the country US$24.29m for the year 2019. South Africa's mackerel exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or chilled mackerel "Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus" (HS code 030244)
  • Prepared or preserved mackerel, whole or in pieces (excluding minced) (HS code 160415)
  • Fresh or chilled Indian mackerels "Rastrelliger spp.", seerfishes "Scomberomorus spp.", jacks, crevalles "Caranx spp.", silver pomfrets "Pampus spp.", Pacific saury "Cololabis saira", scads "Decapterus spp.", capelin "Mallotus villosus", Kawakawa "Euthynnus affinis", bonitos "Sarda spp.", marlins, sailfishes and spearfish "Istiophoridae" (HS code 030249)
  • Frozen mackerel "Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus" (HS code 030354)
  • Frozen mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus) (HS code 030374)
  • Fresh or chilled jack and horse mackerel "Trachurus spp." (HS code 030245)
  • Frozen jack and horse mackerel "Trachurus spp." (HS code 030355)
  • Fresh or chilled mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus) (HS code 030264)

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South Africa mackerel export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped mackerel valued at 24.29m USD, an increase of 39.21% from 2018's total mackerel export of 17.449m USD. The annual growth in value of South Africa mackerel between 2017 to 2018 was 31.701 pc.

The annual variation in the amount of South Africa's mackerel exports between 2017 and 2019 was 107.04 pc when compared to a variation of 23.832% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total mackerel's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 19 in world exports of mackerel.

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

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of mackerel. The annual growth of South Africa mackerel in value between 2015 to 2019 was 17%, per year, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 21%, per annum.

South Africa purchased 24,277 tonnes of mackerel in 2019.