South Africa

U.S. Trade with South Africa in 2022

Export Market Rank
#47 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$367.68 Million
3-Year Average
$343.35 Million
Compound Average Growth
1.3% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to South Africa in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $66.4 Million 7,320 $23.35 Million 524%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $56.92 Million 56,597 $53.64 Million 138%
Tree Nuts $32.32 Million 6,054 $21.55 Million 83%
Distilled Spirits $22.33 Million --- $15.04 Million 62%
Dairy Products $21.33 Million 10,979 $16.23 Million -21%
Planting Seeds $17.6 Million 2,966 $23.04 Million -26%
Wheat $16.24 Million 38,896 $20.99 Million -36%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $15.52 Million 10,826 $16.31 Million -31%
Forest Products $14.66 Million --- $14.39 Million -7%
Essential Oils $14.21 Million 1,362 $14.92 Million 0%

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Data and Analysis

On January 31, 2023, the South African Ministry of Health issued a Government Notice (R 2986) inviting comments on the draft regulation relating to the labeling and advertising of foods.
South Africa is experiencing significant scheduled power outages, known as loadshedding, to share the limited available energy supply and protect the integrity of the power grid. In 2022 power outages were implemented more than 200 times. Although...
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South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

South Africa’s grain production is off to a decent start in marketing year 2022/23. Above-average rains over most parts of the summer rainfall production area during November and December enhanced crop plantings and provided conducive growing conditions.

News and Features

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh administered the oath of office today to 14 USDA employees who will serve American agriculture internationally as members of the Foreign Service.
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Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.

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