South Africa pig fat export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 1,388,947 tonnes of pig fat. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa pig fat (meat category) has gone up, changing by 8.754 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, pig fat's exports increased by 17.75% netting South Africa US$0.22m for the year 2019. South Africa's pig fat exports are classified as:

  • Pig fat, incl. lard, and poultry fat, rendered or otherwise extracted (excluding lard stearin and lard oil) (HS code 150100)
  • Pig fat, free of lean meat, and poultry fat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked (HS code 020900)
  • Pig fat, rendered or otherwise extracted (excluding lard) (HS code 150120)
  • Pig fat, free of lean meat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked (HS code 020910)
  • Lard, rendered or otherwise extracted (excluding lard stearin and lard oil) (HS code 150110)

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South Africa pig fat export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped pig fat costing 0.22m USD, a surge of 45.70% from 2018's total pig fat export of 0.151m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa pig fat between 2017 to 2018 was -65.046 per cent.

The per year variation in the amount of South Africa's pig fat exports between 2017 and 2019 was 17.75 percent when compared to a variation of 8.754% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total pig fat's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 17 in world exports of pig fat.

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Export markets for South Africa pig fat ( in '000$ )

South Africa's best performing export markets for pig fat are Namibia, Spain, Botswana, Lesotho and DRC Congo.

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of pig fat. The annual growth of South Africa pig fat in value between 2015 to 2019 was -24%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was -27%, per annum.

South Africa ordered 3,140 tonnes of pig fat in 2019.