South Africa mushrooms and truffles export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 134,496 tonnes of mushrooms and truffles. For the year 2019 alone, the market for South Africa mushrooms and truffles (vegetables category) has decreased, recording a change of -67.81 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, mushrooms and truffles' exports reduced by -62.39 pc bringing the country US$1.94m for the year 2019. South Africa's mushrooms and truffles exports are classified as:

  • Mushrooms and truffles, provisionally preserved, e.g., by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption (excluding mushrooms of the genus "Agaricus") (HS code 071159)
  • Fresh or chilled edible mushrooms and truffles (excluding mushrooms of the genus "Agaricus") (HS code 070959)
  • Dried mushrooms and truffles, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (excluding mushrooms of the genus "Agaricus", wood ears "Auricularia spp." and jelly fungi "Tremella spp.") (HS code 071239)
  • Dried mushrooms and truffles, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (HS code 071230)

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South Africa mushrooms and truffles export values

In 2019, South Africa sold mushrooms and truffles worth 1.94m USD, a drop of -0.41% from 2018's total mushrooms and truffles export of 1.948m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa mushrooms and truffles between 2017 to 2018 was 66.07 per cent.

The annual change in the amount of South Africa's mushrooms and truffles exports between 2017 and 2019 was -62.39% compared to a variation of -67.81% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

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Export markets for South Africa mushrooms and truffles ( in '000$ )

South Africa's best performing export markets for mushrooms and truffles are Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia and Swaziland (Eswatini).

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South Africa brought in 63 tonnes of mushrooms and truffles in 2019.

Production

The production of mushrooms and truffles in South Africa was 91,476 tonnes in 2019 and is estimated to change by an average of 8.3%. The country had approximately hectares under mushrooms and truffles cultivation.