South Africa

The United States exported nearly $279 million in food and agricultural products to South Africa during the 2013 fiscal year. Top exports include poultry, dairy products, planting seeds and prepared foods.

In 2010, the United States and South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding, laying out a framework for strategic dialogue between the two countries. The countries agreed to continue to deepen cooperation through regular consultation on strategic issues including food security, trade, investment, energy, health and education.

In 2012, the United States and South Africa signed a trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA), which amends the TIFA signed in 1999, in order to strengthen the U.S.-South Africa trade and investment relationship. 

Data & Analysis

August 24, 2015
Since last reported in GAIN, South Africa has not finalized issues related to its concerns over the trade measures that stop exports of U.S. poultry, beef, and pork.
August 21, 2015
Post forecasts that the 2015/16 MY raisin production will decrease by thirteen percent to 55,000 MT, following the record level raisin production of 63,000 MT in the 2014/15 MY.
August 13, 2015
The production area of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in South Africa was unchanged in 2014, at 2.9 million hectares, making South Africa the ninth largest producer of GE crops in the world...
August 12, 2015
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.