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

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South Africa: Poultry and Products Annual

South Africa's steady growth in poultry production is expected to continue in 2024 as an increasingly vertically integrated industry capitalizes on lower feed prices driven by strong maize and soy production.
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South Africa: Surging Rapeseed Production

Post estimates that South Africa will produce a record rapeseed (locally called canola) crop of 220,000 metric tons in marketing year 2023/24.
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South Africa: South African Canned Fruit Trade

South Africa is the third largest exporter of canned fruits (apricots, pears, and peaches) globally, accounting for 16 percent of the market.

News and Features

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