South Africa pork export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 16,201,310 tonnes of pork. Through 2019 alone, the market for South Africa pork (meat category) has improved, flactuating by 2.318 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, pork's exports grew by 0.08% bringing the country US$31.74m for the year 2019. South Africa's pork exports are classified as:

  • Frozen hams, shoulders and cuts thereof of swine, with bone in (HS code 020322)
  • Fresh or chilled carcases and half-carcases of swine (HS code 020311)
  • Fresh or chilled hams, shoulders and cuts thereof of swine, with bone in (HS code 020312)
  • Prepared or preserved shoulders and cuts thereof, of swine (HS code 160242)
  • Prepared or preserved meat and offal of swine, incl. mixtures (excluding hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, sausages and similar products, finely homogenised preparations put up for retail sale as infant food or for dietetic purpose, in containers of a net weight of <= 250 g, preparations of liver and meat extracts and juices) (HS code 160249)
  • Edible offal of swine, frozen (excluding livers) (HS code 020649)
  • Meat of swine, salted, in brine, dried or smoked (excluding hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in, and bellies and cuts thereof) (HS code 021019)
  • Frozen meat of swine (excluding carcases and half-carcases, and hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in) (HS code 020329)
  • Fresh or chilled edible offal of swine (HS code 020630)
  • Fresh or chilled meat of swine (excluding carcases and half-carcases, and hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in) (HS code 020319)
  • Frozen carcases and half-carcases of swine (HS code 020321)
  • Frozen edible livers of swine (HS code 020641)

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South Africa pork export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied pork costing 31.74m USD, a drop of -5.43% from 2018's total pork export of 33.563m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa pork between 2017 to 2018 was 1.286 pc.

The yearly change in the amount of South Africa's pork exports between 2017 and 2019 was 0.08 pc in comparison to a variation of 2.318% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total pork's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked number 36 in world exports of pork.

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

South Africa's top export markets for pork are Namibia, Lesotho, Hong Kong, Brazil and Zambia.

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of pork. The annual growth of South Africa pork in value between 2015 to 2019 was 21%, per year, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was -8%, per annum.

South Africa procured 36,528 tonnes of pork in 2019.