South Africa salmon export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 4,337,080 tonnes of salmon. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa salmon (fish category) has climbed, with a change of 9.349 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, salmon's exports grew by 21.28 pc bringing the exporter US$2.63m for the year 2019. South Africa's salmon exports are classified as:

  • Frozen Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho) (HS code 030322)
  • Frozen sockeye salmon [red salmon] "Oncorhynchus nerka" (HS code 030311)
  • Fresh or chilled meat, whether or not minced, of salmonidae (excluding fillets) (HS code 030452)
  • Frozen Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus" (HS code 030310)
  • Frozen Pacific salmon (excluding sockeye salmon "red salmon") (HS code 030312)
  • Frozen, Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030313)
  • Fish fillets, dried, salted or in brine, but not smoked (excluding tilapia, catfish, carp, eels, Nile perch, snakeheads and fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae) (HS code 030539)
  • Fresh or chilled fillets of Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030441)
  • Fresh or chilled Pacific salmon Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030212)
  • Fresh or chilled Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030214)
  • Fresh or chilled Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus" (HS code 030213)
  • Fresh or chilled salmonidae (excluding trout "Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster", Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho") (HS code 030219)
  • Prepared or preserved salmon, whole or in pieces (excluding minced) (HS code 160411)
  • Frozen salmonidae (excluding trout and Pacific, Atlantic and Danube salmon) (HS code 030319)
  • Frozen fillets of Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030481)
  • Salmon, fresh (HS code 0302Xa)
  • Smoked Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho", incl. fillets (excluding offal) (HS code 030541)

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South Africa salmon export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied salmon worth 2.63m USD, a contraction of -10.88% from 2018's total salmon export of 2.951m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa salmon between 2017 to 2018 was 14.114 percent.

The annual/yearly variation in the amount of South Africa's salmon exports between 2017 and 2019 was 21.28 percent when compared to a variation of 9.349% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total salmon's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa is ranked number 16 in world exports of salmon.

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

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of salmon. The annual growth of South Africa salmon in value between 2015 to 2019 was -4%, per year, while annual growth in quantity was -11%, per annum.

South Africa bought 5,352 tonnes of salmon in 2019.