South Africa

U.S. Trade with South Africa in 2022

Export Market Rank
#47 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$367.72 Million
3-Year Average
$343.23 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 7,300 $23.35 Million 524%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $56.65 Million 56,306 $53.58 Million 137%
Tree Nuts $32.52 Million 6,095 $21.57 Million 84%
Distilled Spirits $22.32 Million --- $15.04 Million 62%
Dairy Products $21.44 Million 11,068 $16.24 Million -21%
Planting Seeds $17.76 Million 3,077 $23.06 Million -26%
Wheat $16.24 Million 38,896 $20.99 Million -36%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $15.17 Million 10,348 $16.27 Million -32%
Forest Products $14.66 Million --- $14.39 Million -7%
Essential Oils $14.24 Million 1,363 $14.93 Million 0%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Africa: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

South Africa is amongst the top-10 largest producers of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the world and has approved 32 GE plant events for commercial cultivation since 1997. South Africa’s robust regulatory system for GE products, which started...
South Africa’s sorghum imports are expected to be elevated over the next two marketing years on lower production coupled with lower stocks as production continues to decline. Sorghum production in South Africa dropped over the past two decades as...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

After last season’s second-largest corn crop on record and a fourth consecutive bumper corn crop, the positive outlook for the South African grain industry will continue in marketing year 2023/24.

News and Features

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