South Africa natural lac export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 170,202 tonnes of natural lac. For 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa natural lac (agro commodities category) has increased, recording a change of 11.952 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, natural lac's exports went up by 21.23 percent bringing the nation US$2.21m for the year 2019. South Africa's natural lac exports are classified as:

  • Natural lac (HS code 130110)
  • Lac; natural gums, resins, gum-resins, balsams and other natural oleoresins (excluding gum Arabic) (HS code 130190)


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South Africa natural lac export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped natural lac with a value of 2.21m USD, a drop of -3.95% from 2018's total natural lac export of 2.301m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa natural lac between 2017 to 2018 was 68.079 percent.

The annual/yearly variation in the amount of South Africa's natural lac exports between 2017 and 2019 was 21.23 pc compared to a variation of 11.952% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total natural lac's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 34 in world exports of natural lac.


Export markets for South Africa natural lac ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of natural lac. The annual growth of South Africa natural lac in value between 2015 to 2019 was 32%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was %, per annum.

South Africa ordered 714 tonnes of natural lac in 2019.