South Africa yeast export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 1,213,980 tonnes of yeast. Through 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa yeast (processed category) has increased, flactuating by 182.654 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, yeast's exports increased by 57.75 percent earning the exporter US$10.34m for the year 2019. South Africa's yeast exports are classified as:

  • Active yeasts (HS code 210210)
  • Inactive yeasts; other dead single-cell micro-organisms (excluding packaged as medicaments) (HS code 210220)


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South Africa yeast export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied yeast with a value of 10.34m USD, an increase of 11.60% from 2018's total yeast export of 9.265m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa yeast between 2017 to 2018 was -7.341%.

The per year change in the quantity of South Africa's yeast exports between 2017 and 2019 was 57.75% when compared to a variation of 182.654% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total yeast's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked number 18 in world exports of yeast.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of yeast. The annual growth of South Africa yeast in value between 2015 to 2019 was -12%, per year, while annual growth in quantity was -20%, per annum.

South Africa procured 4,236 tonnes of yeast in 2019.