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This report outlines the most important information that importers and exporters need to pay attention to when managing food and agricultural trade with Mozambique.
All the sections of the report have been updated based on website links and contacts, as well as to comply with the updated reporting instructions.
According to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), South Africa’s food service sector generated revenues valued at US $3 billion in 2020, down 32 percent from 2019.
All the sections of the report have been updated based on recent amendments to regulations, updated website links and to comply with the updated reporting instructions.
All the sections of the Report have been updated to comply with the new reporting instructions, website links and contacts.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Lentil Export Opportunities on the Rebound

Global lentil exports in 2020 jumped from $1 billion to $2.6 billion compared to the year before. Canada and Australia led the surge, accounting for more than three-fourths of the exports. Lentil exports peaked at $2.7 billion in 2015 but drifted lower through 2019, primarily due to reduced shipments from Canada to India and Turkey and from the United States to Canada and India.
Days after the Port of Durban resumed operations after a period of civil unrest brought the terminal to a standstill, South Africa’s state-owned port, rail, and pipeline authority, Transnet, announced that a cyber-attack had again crippled the flow of goods in and out of the country.
On July 25, 2021, South Africa partially lifted the prohibition on the domestic transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Uganda: Notification on Powdered Silver Cyprinid

On July 26, Uganda notified a draft standard on powdered silver cyprinid (mukene) to the WTO SPS Committee.
Areas within two South African provinces have been plunged into violent civil unrest following protests on the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma on July 8, 2021.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Africa: Retail Foods

South African retail food sales totaled US$ 39.8billion in 2020, a 6 percent decrease from 2019 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 27, 2021, the South African government announced that the country would be under a heightened, level 4 lockdown as a result of the rise in COVID-19 infections and the increase in hospital admissions.