South Africa: Raisin Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   SF2021-0046

Post forecasts that raisin production will rebound to normal levels and increase by 19 percent to 85,000 Metric Tons (MT) in the 2021/22 MY, based on normal weather conditions, an increase in area planted, new orchards coming into full production, an improvement in yields due to new varieties and production practices, wine grapes being diverted for raisin production, and adequate availability of irrigation water. The United States was the third largest market for South African raisin exports accounting for 9 percent of the total export market share in 2020. South African raisin exports enjoy duty free access to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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