SA fresh fruit exports increase

SA fresh fruit exports increase

South Africa’s fresh fruit exports continue to increase over the recent years, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) has revealed.

SARS data for 2018 indicate that the country exported approximately 3.6 million tons of fresh fruit, valued at €2.7 billion (R44.2 billion).

On the international market, statistics highlights that South Africa has been graded the sixth largest exporter of fresh fruit by volume and the ninth largest exporter by value.

South Africa’s fruit produce is mostly exported to Netherlands, United Kingdom China and Russia. And on the list of fresh fruits the country largely exports -oranges, grapes, apples, lemon, grape fruit and many more.

Though figures from the tax authorities and customs have indicated a standstill in the amount exported to European countries, Asia is on the rise as a buyer of South African fruit.

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