South Africa sorghum export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 4,109,299 tonnes of sorghum. For 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa sorghum (cereals/grains category) has shrunk, changing by -27.776 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, sorghum's exports reduced by -46.09% earning the exporter US$2.18m for the year 2019. South Africa's sorghum exports are categorised as:

  • Grain sorghum, for sowing (HS code 100710)
  • Grain sorghum (HS code 100700)
  • Grain sorghum (excluding for sowing) (HS code 100790)


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South Africa sorghum export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied sorghum valued at 2.18m USD, a decrease of -39.83% from 2018's total sorghum export of 3.623m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa sorghum between 2017 to 2018 was -43.178%.

The per year change in the volume of South Africa's sorghum exports between 2017 and 2019 was -46.09% compared to a variation of -27.776% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


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

South Africa's leading export markets for sorghum are Swaziland (Eswatini), Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.


South Africa brought in 69,981 tonnes of sorghum in 2019.


The production of sorghum in South Africa was 381,000 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of 10.43%. The country had an estimated 151,500.00 hectares under sorghum cultivation.