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From Russia to Malaysia, these fascinating maps show where SA's fruit and veg end up

Business Insider SA

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

For more go to Business Insider South Africa.

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