South Africa taro (arrowroot) export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 256,003 tonnes of taro (arrowroot). For the year 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa taro (arrowroot) (tubers category) has escalated, changing by 3.645 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, taro (arrowroot)'s exports grew by 10.78 pc netting the country US$0.04m for the year 2019. South Africa's taro (arrowroot) exports are categorised as:

  • Taro "Colocasia spp.", fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets (HS code 071440)
  • Arrowroot, salep, Jerusalem artichokes and similar roots and tubers with high starch or inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets, and sago pith (excluding manioc "cassava", sweet potatoes, yams, taro and yautia) (HS code 071490)


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South Africa taro (arrowroot) export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied taro (arrowroot) worth 0.04m USD, a drop of -49.37% from 2018's total taro (arrowroot) export of 0.079m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa taro (arrowroot) between 2017 to 2018 was 58 pc.

The per year change in the quantity of South Africa's taro (arrowroot) exports between 2017 and 2019 was 10.78 per cent compared to a variation of 3.645% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total taro (arrowroot)'s exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked position 26 in world exports of taro (arrowroot).


Export markets for South Africa taro (arrowroot) ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of taro (arrowroot). The annual growth of South Africa taro (arrowroot) in value between 2015 to 2019 was -8%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was -26%, per annum.

South Africa brought in 17 tonnes of taro (arrowroot) in 2019.