South Africa rye export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 1,405,996 tonnes of rye. Across 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa rye (cereals/grains category) has gone down, changing by -8.54 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, rye's exports went up by 44.27 pc bringing the country US$0.15m for the year 2019. South Africa's rye exports are classified as:

  • Rye seed for sowing (HS code 100210)
  • Rye (HS code 100200)
  • Rye (excluding seed for sowing) (HS code 100290)


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South Africa rye export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied rye with a value of 0.15m USD, a reduction of -87.08% from 2018's total rye export of 1.161m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa rye between 2017 to 2018 was 4544 pc.

The yearly variation in the amount of South Africa's rye exports between 2017 and 2019 was 44.27 percent in comparison to a variation of -8.54% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total rye's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds number 44 in world exports of rye.


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

South Africa's leading destinations for rye are South Korea, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland (Eswatini) and Zambia.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of rye. The annual growth of South Africa rye in value between 2015 to 2019 was -13%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was -40%, per annum.

South Africa purchased 369 tonnes of rye in 2019.


The production of rye in South Africa was 5,043 tonnes in 2019 and is estimated to change by an average of -1.64%. The country had an estimated 3,762.00 hectares under rye cultivation.