Agri SA, a federation of agricultural organisations, has just released its annual Snapshot of South African Agriculture, which contains an overview of South Africa's farm exports.
Agricultural exports represented some 10.8% of total South African exports in 2017, and came to R127.69 billion.
The report counts South Africa among the top exporters of a number of products, including
Citrus fruit - world's second-biggest exporter (R18.6 billion)
Wool - world's third-biggest exporter (R4.7 billion)
Pome fruit (apples and pears) - world's fourth biggest exporter (R7.6 billion)
Stone fruit (apricots, plums, peaches etc.) - world's sixth biggest exporter (R1.7 billion)
South African exports reach many corners of the world, as this map shows:
Here are some of the highlights:
Sweet potatoes - the bulk goes to Netherlands
Wattle bark - SA exports massive amounts to India
Wine - The UK and Germany are the main importers
Watermelons - Botswana, Lesotho, and the UK each import more than 400 tons a year
Table grapes - The biggest importers are the Netherlands, UK and Hong Kong
Plums - The Netherlands, UK and the UAE are big buyers
Pears - More than 70,000 tons go the Dutch, followed by the Russians
Citrus - The Dutch are the biggest buyers, followed by the UK and the UAE
Avocados - Spain are among the top-three importers, along with the Netherlands and UK
Apricots - Most SA exported apricots go to the UAE
Apples - The top importers are the UK, Malaysia, Nigeria and Bangladesh
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