South Africa sea cucumber export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 26,205 tonnes of sea cucumber. For 2019 alone, the market for South Africa sea cucumber (seafood category) has been stable, compared to the year 2018. Between the years 2017 and 2019 the exports were negligible, earning the country very little foreign income. South Africa's sea cucumber exports are grouped as:

  • Smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030819)
  • Frozen sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothuroidea" (HS code 030812)
  • Live, fresh or chilled, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030811)

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South Africa sea cucumber export values

Between the years 2011 and 2020, South Africa exported sea cucumber worth US$ 193,000.

The yearly variation in the quantity of South Africa's sea cucumber exports for the period between 2017 and 2019 was stable.

South Africa's share of the world's total sea cucumber's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds position 50 in world exports of sea cucumber.

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Export markets for South Africa sea cucumber ( in '000$ )

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of sea cucumber. The annual growth of South Africa sea cucumber in value between 2015 to 2019 was -15%, per year, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 9%, per annum.

South Africa purchased 0 tonnes of sea cucumber in 2019.