South Africa spinach export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 719,950 tonnes of spinach. Across 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa spinach (vegetables category) has increased, with a change of 4.451 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, spinach's exports grew by 10.59% bringing the exporter US$1.49m for the year 2019. South Africa's spinach exports are classified as:

  • Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (HS code 071030)
  • Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (excluding peas and beans) (HS code 071029)
  • Fresh or chilled spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (HS code 070970)


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South Africa spinach export values

In 2019, South Africa exported spinach with a value of 1.49m USD, a drop of -2.42% from 2018's total spinach export of 1.527m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa spinach between 2017 to 2018 was 15.245 percent.

The yearly change in the amount of South Africa's spinach exports between 2017 and 2019 was 10.59% in comparison to a variation of 4.451% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total spinach's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds number 16 in world exports of spinach.


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

South Africa's top export markets for spinach are Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini), Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of spinach. The annual growth of South Africa spinach in value between 2015 to 2019 was 66%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 110%, per annum.

South Africa brought in 896 tonnes of spinach in 2019.