South Africa

U.S. Trade with South Africa in 2021

Export Market Rank
#46 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$323.93 Million
3-Year Average
$349.48 Million
Compound Average Growth
0.9% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to South Africa in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $73.53 Million 76,224 $50.9 Million 149%
Dairy Products $19.89 Million 10,276 $17.1 Million -34%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $19.71 Million 7,060 $17.46 Million 161%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $19.16 Million 13,602 $16.85 Million -8%
Essential Oils $18.68 Million 1,582 $14.57 Million 76%
Tree Nuts $18.65 Million 3,219 $19.88 Million 19%
Planting Seeds $16.07 Million 2,998 $23.23 Million -18%
Distilled Spirits $15.82 Million --- $14.13 Million 20%
Food Preparations $15.39 Million 1,066 $13.59 Million 16%
Beef & Beef Products $14.19 Million 12,504 $6.3 Million 8219%

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Data and Analysis

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South Africa: Sunset review on US anti-dumping duties

On November 9, 2022, The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) announced the initiation of the sunset review of anti-dumping duties (ADDs) of frozen bone-in portions of poultry from the United States.
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South Africa: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

South Africa has robust and experienced regulatory system for genetically engineered products, which started with the publication of the “GMO” Act of 1997. Today, South Africa is amongst the top-10 largest producers of GE crops in the world and has approved 27 GE plant events for commercial production contained in three commodities, namely, corn, soybeans, and cotton. South Africa’s corn yields doubled over the past 20 years, while soybean production improved 10-fold.
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South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

Post forecasts that South Africa’s corn area will stay flat in marketing year 2022/23. The current high input cost environment and an upsurge in soybean plantings are deterring any bullish outlook in expanding corn area, despite record high commodity prices and three consecutive bumper crops. Higher farming input costs are escalating the risk of production in a weather-dependent industry.

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.
Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
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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