South Africa soya beans export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 155,800,626 tonnes of soya beans. Across 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa soya beans (cereals/grains category) has climbed, changing by 1.993 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, soya beans' exports increased by 2.77% earning the nation US$3.36m for the year 2019. South Africa's soya beans exports are categorised as:

  • Soya beans, whether or not broken (HS code 120100)
  • Soya bean seed, for sowing (HS code 120110)
  • Soya beans, whether or not broken (excluding seed for sowing) (HS code 120190)


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South Africa soya beans export values

In 2019, South Africa sold soya beans costing 3.36m USD, a contraction of -77.43% from 2018's total soya beans export of 14.886m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa soya beans between 2017 to 2018 was 885.175 percent.

The annual change in the quantity of South Africa's soya beans exports between 2017 and 2019 was 2.77 percent compared to a variation of 1.993% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total soya beans' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked position 40 in world exports of soya beans.


Export markets for South Africa soya beans ( in '000$ )

South Africa's leading export markets for soya beans are Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Mozambique, Botswana and Lesotho.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of soya beans. The annual growth of South Africa soya beans in value between 2015 to 2019 was 14%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was 19%, per annum.

South Africa ordered 9,459 tonnes of soya beans in 2019.


The production of soya beans in South Africa was 3,511,035 tonnes in 2019 and is predicted to change by an average of -24%. The country had an estimated 2,191,500.00 hectares under soya beans cultivation.