South Africa

U.S. Trade with South Africa in 2021

Export Market Rank
#46 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$323.93 Million
3-Year Average
$349.48 Million
Compound Average Growth
0.9% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to South Africa in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $73.53 Million 76,224 $50.9 Million 149%
Dairy Products $19.89 Million 10,276 $17.1 Million -34%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $19.71 Million 7,060 $17.46 Million 161%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $19.16 Million 13,602 $16.85 Million -8%
Essential Oils $18.68 Million 1,582 $14.57 Million 76%
Tree Nuts $18.65 Million 3,219 $19.88 Million 19%
Planting Seeds $16.07 Million 2,998 $23.23 Million -18%
Distilled Spirits $15.82 Million --- $14.13 Million 20%
Food Preparations $15.39 Million 1,066 $13.59 Million 16%
Beef & Beef Products $14.19 Million 12,504 $6.3 Million 8219%

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Data and Analysis

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South Africa: Citrus Annual

The area under citrus cultivation in South Africa has grown steadily over the past decade, driven by ongoing investments on relatively high earnings from export markets. As a result, South Africa is set for record citrus exports of 2.7 million tons in marketing year 2021/22.
On October 28, 2022, Tongaat Hullet’s management announced that they opted to go into voluntary business rescue due to the company’s severe levels of financial distress. On Tuesday November 1, Tongaat Hullet missed the deadline to pay R401 million ($22.9 million) for cane delivered by 4,300 growers in September.
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South Africa: Sunset review on US anti-dumping duties

On November 9, 2022, The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) announced the initiation of the sunset review of anti-dumping duties (ADDs) of frozen bone-in portions of poultry from the United States.

News and Features

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh administered the oath of office today to 14 USDA employees who will serve American agriculture internationally as members of the Foreign Service.
Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.

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