South Africa vegetables export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 6,898,800 tonnes of vegetables. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa vegetables (vegetables category) has escalated, flactuating by 32.825 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, vegetables' exports increased by 34.35 pc earning South Africa US$27.20m for the year 2019. South Africa's vegetables exports are categorised as:

  • Vegetables and mixtures of vegetables, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen (excluding preserved by sugar, and tomatoes, mushrooms, truffles and potatoes, unmixed) (HS code 200490)
  • Vegetables and mixtures of vegetables, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar, non-frozen (excluding preserved by sugar, homogenized vegetables of subheading 2005.10, and tomatoes, mushrooms, truffles, potatoes, peas "Pisum sativum", beans "Vigna, Phaseolus", asparagus, olives and sweet corn "Zea Mays var. Saccharata", unmixed) (HS code 200590)
  • Vegetables, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (excluding potatoes, leguminous vegetables, spinach, New Zealand spinach, orache spinach, and sweetcorn) (HS code 071080)
  • Dried, shelled leguminous vegetables, whether or not skinned or split (excluding peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils, broad beans, horse beans and pigeon peas) (HS code 071390)
  • Fresh or chilled vegetables (excluding potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables of the Allium spp., cabbages of the genus Brassica, lettuces of the species Lactuca sativa and Cichorium, carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, cucumbers and gherkins, leguminous vegetables, asparagus, aubergines, mushrooms, truffles, fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta, spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach) (HS code 070990)
  • Homogenised vegetables put up for retail sale as infant food or for dietetic purposes, in containers of <= 250 g (HS code 200510)
  • Fresh or chilled vegetables n.e.s. (HS code 070999)
  • Dried vegetables and mixtures of vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (excluding onions, mushrooms and truffles, not mixed) (HS code 071290)


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South Africa vegetables export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped vegetables valued at 27.20m USD, a decrease of -15.14% from 2018's total vegetables export of 32.052m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa vegetables between 2017 to 2018 was 3.53 pc.

The yearly variation in the volume of South Africa's vegetables exports between 2017 and 2019 was 34.35 percent compared to a variation of 32.825% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


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

South Africa's leading destinations for vegetables are Botswana, Namibia, Senegal, Indonesia and Nepal.


South Africa purchased 12,262 tonnes of vegetables in 2019.


The production of vegetables in South Africa was 1,241,984 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of -0.54%. The country had an estimated 110,752.00 hectares under vegetables cultivation.