South Africa snails export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 30,287 tonnes of snails. Through 2019 alone, the market for South Africa snails (seafood category) has reduced, changing by -11.169 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, snails' exports went down by -8.7% bringing the exporter US$0.06m for the year 2019. South Africa's snails exports are categorised as:

  • Snails, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked and sea snails) (HS code 160558)
  • Snails, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, dried or in brine, even smoked, with or without shell (excluding sea snails) (HS code 030760)


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South Africa snails export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied snails with a value of 0.06m USD, a reduction of -22.08% from 2018's total snails export of 0.077m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa snails between 2017 to 2018 was 4.054 per cent.

The annual/yearly change in the quantity of South Africa's snails exports between 2017 and 2019 was -8.7 pc compared to a variation of -11.169% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total snails' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked number 48 in world exports of snails.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of snails. The annual growth of South Africa snails in value between 2015 to 2019 was 55%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was 22%, per annum.

South Africa bought 99 tonnes of snails in 2019.