South Africa quinces export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 36,479 tonnes of quinces. Through 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa quinces (fruits category) has gone down, with a change of -15.23 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, quinces' exports went up by 7.85% netting South Africa US$0.11m for the year 2019. South Africa's quinces exports are classified as:

  • Fresh quinces (HS code 080840)


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South Africa quinces export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied quinces with a value of 0.11m USD, an improvement of 86.44% from 2018's total quinces export of 0.059m USD. The yearly increase in value of South Africa quinces between 2017 to 2018 was -68.28%.

The per year variation in the quantity of South Africa's quinces exports between 2017 and 2019 was 7.85% when compared to a variation of -15.23% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total quinces' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked number 26 in world exports of quinces.


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

South Africa's best performing export markets for quinces are Togo, Canada, Botswana, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and DRC Congo.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of quinces. The annual growth of South Africa quinces in value between 2015 to 2019 was 7%, per year, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was -13%, per annum.

South Africa procured 0 tonnes of quinces in 2019.


The production of quinces in South Africa was 153 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of -21.13%. The country had approximately 31.00 hectares under quinces cultivation.