South Africa mutton export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 1,274,565 tonnes of mutton. For 2019 alone, the market for South Africa mutton (meat category) has improved, with a change of 1.607 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, mutton's exports went up by 7.21 percent netting the country US$3.44m for the year 2019. South Africa's mutton exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen cuts of sheep, with bone in (excluding carcases and half-carcases) (HS code 020442)
  • Fresh or chilled boneless cuts of sheep (HS code 020423)
  • Fresh or chilled cuts of sheep, with bone in (excluding carcases and half-carcases) (HS code 020422)
  • Frozen sheep carcases and half-carcases (excluding lambs) (HS code 020441)
  • Frozen boneless cuts of sheep (HS code 020443)
  • Fresh or chilled lamb carcases and half-carcases (HS code 020410)
  • Fresh or chilled sheep carcases and half-carcases (excluding lambs) (HS code 020421)
  • Frozen lamb carcases and half-carcases (HS code 020430)

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South Africa mutton export values

In 2019, South Africa exported mutton with a value of 3.44m USD, an increment of 8.72% from 2018's total mutton export of 3.164m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa mutton between 2017 to 2018 was -5.833 percent.

The annual/yearly change in the quantity of South Africa's mutton exports between 2017 and 2019 was 7.21 percent in comparison to a variation of 1.607% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total mutton's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds number 24 in world exports of mutton.

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

South Africa's leading destinations for mutton are Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana, China and Thailand.

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of mutton. The annual growth of South Africa mutton in value between 2015 to 2019 was -39%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was -62%, per annum.

South Africa brought in 4,046 tonnes of mutton in 2019.