South Africa molluscs export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 202,095 tonnes of molluscs. For 2019 alone, the market for South Africa molluscs (seafood category) has decreased, recording a change of -6.388 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, molluscs' exports reduced by -27.35 percent bringing the country US$0.50m for the year 2019. South Africa's molluscs exports are categorised as:

  • Molluscs, fit for human consumption, even in shell, smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine (excluding oysters, scallops of the genera Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", cuttle fish "Sepia officinalis, Rossia macrosoma, Sepiola spp.", squid "Ommastrephes spp., Loligo spp., Nototodarus spp., Sepioteuthis spp.", octopus "Octopus spp.", snails other than sea snails, clams, cockles and ark shells and abalone); frozen, dried, salted or in brine, flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for human consumption (HS code 030799)
  • Live, fresh or chilled molluscs, fit for human consumption, even in shell (excluding oysters, scallops of the genera Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", cuttle fish "Sepia officinalis, Rossia macrosoma, Sepiola spp.", squid "Ommastrephes spp., Loligo spp., Nototodarus spp., Sepioteuthis spp.", octopus "Octopus spp.", snails other than sea snails, clams, cockles and ark shells and abalone); fresh or chilled flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for human consumption (HS code 030791)
  • Live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, even smoked, aquatic invertebrates (excluding crustaceans, molluscs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and jellyfish); all flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, fit for human consumption (HS code 030890)
  • Molluscs, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked, oysters, scallops, mussels, cuttle fish, squid, octopus, abalone, snails, and clams, cockles and arkshells) (HS code 160559)
  • Aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked, crustaceans, molluscs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and jellyfish) (HS code 160569)
  • Molluscs and aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved (HS code 160590)
  • Molluscs, even in shell, frozen (excl. oysters, scallops of the genera Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", cuttle fish and squid, octopus "Octopus spp.", snails other than sea snails, clams, cockles and ark shells, abalone and stromboid conchs); flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, frozen, fit for human consumption (HS code 030792)

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South Africa molluscs export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped molluscs with a value of 0.50m USD, a growth of 13.64% from 2018's total molluscs export of 0.44m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa molluscs between 2017 to 2018 was -79.42 pc.

The per year change in the quantity of South Africa's molluscs exports between 2017 and 2019 was -27.35 pc in comparison to a variation of -6.388% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

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

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South Africa procured 318 tonnes of molluscs in 2019.