South Africa plantains export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 2,196,326 tonnes of plantains. In 2019 alone, the market for South Africa plantains (vegetables category) has climbed, changing by 63.459 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, plantains' exports went up by 96.59 pc netting South Africa US$5.14m for the year 2019. South Africa's plantains exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or dried plantains (HS code 080310)


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South Africa plantains export values

In 2019, South Africa sold plantains valued at 5.14m USD, a reduction of -29.34% from 2018's total plantains export of 7.274m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa plantains between 2017 to 2018 was 2.02%.

The annual/yearly variation in the quantity of South Africa's plantains exports between 2017 and 2019 was 96.59 percent in comparison to a variation of 63.459% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total plantains' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 62 in world exports of plantains.


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

South Africa's best performing export markets for plantains are Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini) and Mozambique.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of plantains. The annual growth of South Africa plantains in value between 2015 to 2019 was -36%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was -43%, per annum.

South Africa bought 1,847 tonnes of plantains in 2019.