South Africa shrimps & prawns export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 3,427,126 tonnes of shrimps & prawns. Through 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa shrimps & prawns (seafood category) has increased, changing by 5.406 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, shrimps & prawns' exports went up by 8.57% netting the nation US$3.72m for the year 2019. South Africa's shrimps & prawns exports are classified as:

  • Cold-water shrimps and prawns "Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon", even smoked, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, dried, salted or in brine, incl. shrimps and prawns in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030626)
  • Frozen cold-water shrimps and prawns "Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon", even smoked, whether in shell or not, incl. shrimps and prawns in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030616)
  • Shrimps and prawns, whether in shell or not, live, dried, salted or in brine, incl. shrimps and prawns in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030623)
  • Shrimps and prawns, prepared or preserved (HS code 160520)
  • Shrimps and prawns, even smoked, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, dried, salted or in brine, incl. shrimps and prawns in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (excluding cold-water shrimps and prawns) (HS code 030627)
  • Shrimps and prawns, whether in shell or not, live, fresh or chilled (excl. cold-water shrimps and prawns "Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon") (HS code 030636)
  • Cold-water shrimps and prawns "Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon", whether in shell or not, live, fresh or chilled (HS code 030635)
  • Shrimps & prawns, prepared or preserved (HS code 1605Xa)
  • Frozen shrimps and prawns, even smoked, whether in shell or not, incl. shrimps and prawns in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (excluding cold-water shrimps and prawns) (HS code 030617)
  • Frozen shrimps and prawns, whether in shell or not, incl. shrimps and prawns in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030613)
  • Shrimps and prawns, whether in shell or not, dried, salted, smoked or in brine, incl. ones in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030695)
  • Shrimps and prawns, prepared or preserved, not in airtight containers (excluding smoked) (HS code 160521)
  • Shrimps and prawns, prepared or preserved, in airtight containers (excluding smoked) (HS code 160529)

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South Africa shrimps & prawns export values

In 2019, South Africa exported shrimps & prawns valued at 3.72m USD, a reduction of -52.62% from 2018's total shrimps & prawns export of 7.851m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa shrimps & prawns between 2017 to 2018 was -15.735 pc.

The yearly change in the amount of South Africa's shrimps & prawns exports between 2017 and 2019 was 8.57 pc when compared to a variation of 5.406% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

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Export markets for South Africa shrimps & prawns ( in '000$ )

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South Africa purchased 7,407 tonnes of shrimps & prawns in 2019.