South Africa mushrooms &truffles export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 98,327 tonnes of mushrooms &truffles. In 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa mushrooms &truffles (processed category) has surged, changing by 16.078 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, mushrooms &truffles' exports increased by 31.02 pc bringing the exporter US$0.16m for the year 2019. South Africa's mushrooms &truffles exports are categorised as:

  • Live plants & mushroom spawns (HS code 060290)
  • Truffles, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (HS code 200320)
  • Mushrooms and truffles, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excluding mushrooms of the genus "Agaricus") (HS code 200390)


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South Africa mushrooms &truffles export values

In 2019, South Africa exported mushrooms &truffles with a value of 0.16m USD, a decrease of -41.61% from 2018's total mushrooms &truffles export of 0.274m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa mushrooms &truffles between 2017 to 2018 was 29.858 per cent.

The annual/yearly change in the quantity of South Africa's mushrooms &truffles exports between 2017 and 2019 was 31.02 per cent in comparison to a variation of 16.078% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total mushrooms &truffles' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 47 in world exports of mushrooms &truffles.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of mushrooms &truffles. The annual growth of South Africa mushrooms &truffles in value between 2015 to 2019 was 5%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was %, per annum.

South Africa purchased 6 tonnes of mushrooms &truffles in 2019.