South Africa millet export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 436,357 tonnes of millet. For the year 2019 alone, the market for South Africa millet (cereals/grains category) has surged, changing by 17.815 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, millet's exports went down by -9.66 pc netting the exporter US$0.37m for the year 2019. South Africa's millet exports are classified as:

  • Millet seed for sowing (excluding grain sorghum) (HS code 100821)
  • Millet (excluding grain sorghum) (HS code 100820)
  • Millet (excluding grain sorghum, and seed for sowing) (HS code 100829)


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South Africa millet export values

In 2019, South Africa sold millet valued at 0.37m USD, a decrease of -33.81% from 2018's total millet export of 0.559m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa millet between 2017 to 2018 was -10.987 pc.

The annual change in the amount of South Africa's millet exports between 2017 and 2019 was -9.66 pc in comparison to a variation of 17.815% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total millet's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked position 34 in world exports of millet.


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

South Africa's top destinations for millet are Namibia, Canada, Italy, Singapore and Lesotho.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of millet. The annual growth of South Africa millet in value between 2015 to 2019 was 33%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 23%, per annum.

South Africa procured 8,963 tonnes of millet in 2019.


The production of millet in South Africa was 15,480 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of -4.87%. The country had approximately 32,019.00 hectares under millet cultivation.