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South Africa: Date Market Overview 2019

Date Market Size in South Africa

The revenue of the date market in South Africa amounted to $X in 2017, rising by X% against the previous year. In general, date consumption continues to indicate a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by X% against the previous year. The date consumption peaked of $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2017, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Date Production in South Africa

In 2017, the amount of dates produced in South Africa stood at X kg, stabilizing at the previous year. Overall, date production continues to indicate an abrupt shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012, with an increase of X% year-to-year. In that year, the date production reached their peak volume of X tonnes. From 2013 to 2017, growth of the date production stood at a somewhat lower level.

Date Exports from South Africa

In 2017, approx. X tonnes of dates were exported from South Africa; surging by X% against the previous year. In general, the total exports indicated a prominent increase from 2007 to 2017: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the date exports increased by +X% against 2014 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015, with an increase of X% against the previous year. The exports peaked of X tonnes in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2017, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, date exports totaled $X in 2017. Overall, date exports continue to indicate a remarkable increase. In that year, the date exports reached their peak level, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Date Exports by Country from South Africa

The Netherlands (X tonnes) was the main destination of date exports from South Africa, accounting for X% share of total exports. Moreover, date exports to the Netherlands exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the UK (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Botswana (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2017, the average annual growth rate of volume to the Netherlands totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the UK (+X% per year) and Botswana (-X% per year).

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X) remains the key foreign market for date exports from South Africa, making up X% of total date exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by the UK, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2017, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to the Netherlands amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: France (+X% per year) and the UK (+X% per year).

Date Export Prices by Country in South Africa

The average date export price stood at $X per tonne in 2017, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the last decade, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017, when the average export prices increased by X% year-to-year. In that year, the average export prices for dates reached their peak level, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average export prices for the major foreign markets. In 2017, the country with the highest export price was Spain ($X per tonne), while average price for exports to Swaziland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was recorded for supplies to Botswana (+X% per year), the export prices for other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Date Imports into South Africa

In 2017, imports of dates into South Africa stood at X tonnes, jumping by X% against the previous year. In general, the total imports indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2017: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the date imports increased by +X% against 2012 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013, when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the date imports attained its maximum volume in 2017, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, date imports stood at $X in 2017. In general, date imports continue to indicate a strong growth. The imports peaked in 2017, and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Date Imports by Country into South Africa

Iran (X tonnes), Namibia (X tonnes) and the United Arab Emirates (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of date imports to South Africa, with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Namibia (+X% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Saudi Arabia ($X), Namibia ($X) and Iran ($X) appeared to be the largest date suppliers to South Africa, together accounting for X% of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers , Saudi Arabia (+X% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of imports, over the last decade, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Date Import Prices by Country in South Africa

The average date import price stood at $X per tonne in 2017, increasing by X% against the previous year. In general, date import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when the average import prices increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average import prices for dates reached its maximum level of $X per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2017, it failed to regain its momentum.

Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Saudi Arabia ($X per tonne), while prices for date imports from Egypt ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Saudi Arabia (+X% per year), the import prices for other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• FCL 577 - Dates

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the date market in South Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• South Africa

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in South Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2018
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2018
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2018
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2018
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
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