South Africa yams export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 134,102 tonnes of yams. In 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa yams (tubers category) has improved, with a change of 18.625 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, yams' exports went up by 16.63 percent netting the exporter US$0.00m for the year 2019. South Africa's yams exports are classified as:

  • Yams "Dioscorea spp.", fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets (HS code 071430)


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South Africa yams export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped yams valued at 0.00m USD, a reduction of -100.00% from 2018's total yams export of 0.001m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa yams between 2017 to 2018 was 0%.

The per year variation in the amount of South Africa's yams exports between 2017 and 2019 was 16.63 pc when compared to a variation of 18.625% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total yams' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa is ranked position 61 in world exports of yams.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of yams. The annual growth of South Africa yams in value between 2015 to 2019 was 22%, per year, while annual growth in quantity was 47%, per annum.

South Africa ordered 1,808 tonnes of yams in 2019.