South Africa peas export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 54,941,256 tonnes of peas. In 2019 alone, the market for South Africa peas (pulses/legumes category) has gone down, with a change of -11.838 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, peas' exports reduced by -15.27 pc earning the country US$31.18m for the year 2019. South Africa's peas exports are categorised as:

  • Peas "Pisum Sativum", prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excluding frozen) (HS code 200540)
  • Fresh or chilled peas "Pisum sativum", shelled or unshelled (HS code 070810)
  • Dried, shelled peas "Pisum sativum", whether or not skinned or split (HS code 071310)
  • Shelled or unshelled peas "Pisum sativum", uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (HS code 071021)


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South Africa peas export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped peas costing 31.18m USD, an increase of 19.04% from 2018's total peas export of 26.192m USD. The annual growth in value of South Africa peas between 2017 to 2018 was -47.924 per cent.

The yearly variation in the quantity of South Africa's peas exports between 2017 and 2019 was -15.27 per cent in comparison to a variation of -11.838% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


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

South Africa's top destinations for peas are the Gambia, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire

), Lesotho, Namibia and Mozambique.


South Africa procured 123,360 tonnes of peas in 2019.


The production of peas in South Africa was 44,512 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of -50.79%. The country had an estimated 26,544.00 hectares under peas cultivation.