South Africa tilapia export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 318,240 tonnes of tilapia. Across 2019 alone, the market for South Africa tilapia (fish category) has decreased, changing by -15.223 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, tilapia's exports decreased by -19 pc earning South Africa US$2.29m for the year 2019. South Africa's tilapia exports are classified as:

  • Fillets, dried, salted or in brine, but not smoked, of tilapia "Oreochromis spp.", catfish "Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.", carp "Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus", eels "Anguilla spp.", Nile perch "Lates niloticus" and snakeheads "Channa spp." (HS code 030531)
  • Frozen fillets of tilapia "Oreochromis spp." (HS code 030461)
  • Dried tilapia "Oreochromis spp.", catfish "Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.", carp "Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.", eels "Anguilla spp.", Nile perch "Lates niloticus" and snakeheads "Channa spp.", even salted but not smoked (excl. fillets and offal) (HS code 030552)
  • Frozen tilapia "Oreochromis spp." (HS code 030323)
  • Frozen meat, whether or not minced, of tilapia "Oreochromis spp.", catfish "Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.", carp "Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus", eels "Anguilla spp.", Nile perch "Lates niloticus" and snakeheads "Channa spp." (excluding fillets) (HS code 030493)
  • Smoked tilapia "Oreochromis spp.", catfish "Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.", carp "Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus", eels "Anguilla spp.", Nile perch "Lates niloticus" and snakeheads "Channa spp.", incl. fillets (excluding offal) (HS code 030544)
  • Tilapia "Oreochromis spp.", catfish "Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.", carp "Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus", eels "Anguilla spp.", Nile perch "Lates niloticus" and snakeheads "Channa spp.", salted or in brine only (excluding fillets and offal) (HS code 030564)
  • Fresh or chilled fillets of tilapia "Oreochromis spp." (HS code 030431)
  • Fresh or chilled meat, whether or not minced, of tilapia "Oreochromis spp.", catfish "Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.", carp "Cyprinus carpio, Carassius carassius, Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus", eels "Anguilla spp.", Nile perch "Lates niloticus" and snakeheads "Channa spp." (excluding fillets) (HS code 030451)
  • Fresh or chilled tilapia "Oreochromis spp." (HS code 030271)

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South Africa tilapia export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped tilapia worth 2.29m USD, a growth of 24.32% from 2018's total tilapia export of 1.842m USD. The yearly increase in value of South Africa tilapia between 2017 to 2018 was 141.732 pc.

The yearly variation in the volume of South Africa's tilapia exports between 2017 and 2019 was -19% compared to a variation of -15.223% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

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

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South Africa imported 9,575 tonnes of tilapia in 2019.