South Africa nuts export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 174,805 tonnes of nuts. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa nuts (nuts category) has reduced, with a change of -13.485 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, nuts' exports reduced by -34.24% bringing South Africa US$92.95m for the year 2019. South Africa's nuts exports are classified as:

  • Nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled (excluding coconuts, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, filberts, walnuts, chestnuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, kola nuts and areca nuts) (HS code 080290)


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South Africa nuts export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied nuts valued at 92.95m USD, an improvement of 7.35% from 2018's total nuts export of 86.585m USD. The yearly increase in value of South Africa nuts between 2017 to 2018 was -8.686 pc.

The annual/yearly change in the amount of South Africa's nuts exports between 2017 and 2019 was -34.24 pc in comparison to a variation of -13.485% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

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


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

South Africa's leading destinations for nuts are China, Hong Kong, US, Vietnam and Japan.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of nuts. The annual growth of South Africa nuts in value between 2015 to 2019 was 74%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was 109%, per annum.

South Africa procured 247 tonnes of nuts in 2019.


The production of nuts in South Africa was 23,558 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of 3.22%. The country had an estimated 6,761.00 hectares under nuts cultivation.