South Africa turkey meat export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 977,460 tonnes of turkey meat. Across 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa turkey meat (meat category) has decreased, recording a change of -15.205 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, turkey meat's exports went down by -19.2 pc netting the country US$2.95m for the year 2019. South Africa's turkey meat exports are classified as:

  • Meat or offal of turkeys "Gallus domesticus", prepared or preserved (excluding sausages and similar products, and finely homogenised preparations put up for retail sale as infant food or for dietetic purposes, in containers of a net weight of <= 250 g, preparations of liver and meat extracts and juices) (HS code 160231)
  • Fresh or chilled cuts and edible offal of turkeys of the species domesticus (HS code 020726)
  • Frozen turkeys of the species domesticus, not cut into pieces (HS code 020725)
  • Frozen cuts and edible offal of turkeys of the species domesticus (HS code 020727)
  • Fresh or chilled turkeys of the species domesticus, not cut in pieces (HS code 020724)

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South Africa turkey meat export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied turkey meat valued at 2.95m USD, an improvement of 45.68% from 2018's total turkey meat export of 2.025m USD. The yearly growth in value of South Africa turkey meat between 2017 to 2018 was -28.319 pc.

The yearly change in the quantity of South Africa's turkey meat exports between 2017 and 2019 was -19.2 per cent in comparison to a variation of -15.205% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total turkey meat's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds position 24 in world exports of turkey meat.

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Export markets for South Africa turkey meat ( in '000$ )

South Africa's best performing export markets for turkey meat are Mozambique, Swaziland (Eswatini), Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho.

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South Africa imported 27,772 tonnes of turkey meat in 2019.