South Africa pineapples export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 4,955,775 tonnes of pineapples. For 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa pineapples (fruits category) has decreased, changing by -0.29709034 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, pineapples' exports increased by 1.74% earning the country US$4.50m for the year 2019. South Africa's pineapples exports are categorised as:

  • Pineapples, prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit (excluding preserved with sugar but not laid in syrup, jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit purée and pastes, obtained by cooking) (HS code 200820)
  • Fresh or dried pineapples (HS code 080430)


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South Africa pineapples export values

In 2019, South Africa exported pineapples worth 4.50m USD, a contraction of -0.38% from 2018's total pineapples export of 4.517m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa pineapples between 2017 to 2018 was -2.039 pc.

The annual change in the quantity of South Africa's pineapples exports between 2017 and 2019 was 1.74% in comparison to a variation of -0.29709034% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total pineapples' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds number 51 in world exports of pineapples.


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

South Africa's best performing destinations for pineapples are Saudi Arabia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.


Import/Export Trends

. The annual growth of South Africa pineapples in value between 2015 to 2019 was 35%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was %, per annum.

South Africa imported 3,086 tonnes of pineapples in 2019.


The production of pineapples in South Africa was 230,212 tonnes in 2019 and is predicted to change by an average of 2.4%. The country had approximately 18,646.00 hectares under pineapples cultivation.