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South Africa: Canned Food Market Overview 2021

Canned Food Market Size in South Africa

The South African canned food market reached $X in 2020, standing approx. at the previous year. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $X in 2018; afterwards, it flattened through to 2020.

Canned Food Production in South Africa

In value terms, canned food production totaled $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Canned food production peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Canned Food Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of canned food were exported from South Africa; picking up by X% on the previous year. Over the period under review, exports recorded resilient growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, canned food exports rose notably to $X in 2020. In general, total exports indicated prominent growth from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

Botswana (X tonnes), Namibia (X tonnes) and Mozambique (X tonnes) were the main destinations of canned food exports from South Africa, with a combined X% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Germany, Zambia, Nigeria, the U.S., Sudan and Poland, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Poland (+X% per year), while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Mozambique ($X), Botswana ($X) and Namibia ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for canned food exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Germany, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Poland, Nigeria, the U.S. and Sudan, which together accounted for a further X the main countries of destination, Poland (+X% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average canned food export price amounted to $X per tonne, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2019 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Mozambique ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Zimbabwe ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Mozambique, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Canned Food Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, the amount of canned food imported into South Africa expanded remarkably to X tonnes, surging by X% on 2019. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

In value terms, canned food imports amounted to $X in 2020. In general, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Italy (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of canned food to South Africa, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, canned food imports from Italy exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Germany (X tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Zimbabwe (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Italy amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+X% per year) and Zimbabwe (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest canned food suppliers to South Africa were Italy ($X), Germany ($X) and Swaziland ($X), with a combined X% share of total imports. Spain, the Netherlands, the U.S., Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X the main suppliers, Zambia saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average canned food import price amounted to $X per tonne, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price continues to indicate a mild reduction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Swaziland ($X per tonne), while the price for Zimbabwe ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Zambia, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for canned food in the world?
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China (23M tonnes) remains the largest canned food consuming country worldwide, accounting for 15% of total volume. Moreover, canned food consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (9.1M tonnes), threefold. Pakistan (5.4M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 3.4% share.
What are the largest producers of canned food in the world?
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China (25M tonnes) remains the largest canned food producing country worldwide, accounting for 16% of total volume. Moreover, canned food production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (9.3M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Italy (6.4M tonnes), with a 4% share.
What are the leading suppliers of canned food to South Africa?
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In value terms, Italy ($20M), Germany ($15M) and Swaziland ($5M) appeared to be the largest canned food suppliers to South Africa, together comprising 58% of total imports. These countries were followed by Spain, the Netherlands, the U.S., Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Poland, which together accounted for a further 22%.
What are the leading importers of canned food from South Africa?
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In value terms, Mozambique ($52M), Botswana ($34M) and Namibia ($28M) constituted the largest markets for canned food exported from South Africa worldwide, together comprising 49% of total exports. Germany, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Poland, Nigeria, the U.S. and Sudan lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 34%.
What is the average export price for canned food in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average canned food export price amounted to $2,539 per tonne, waning by -2.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for canned food in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average canned food import price amounted to $1,385 per tonne, falling by -7.7% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 10861060 - Homogenised composite food preparations for infant food or dietetic purposes p.r.s. in containers . .250 g
• Prodcom 10861030 - Homogenised vegetables (excluding frozen, preserved by vinegar or acetic acid)
• Prodcom 10861050 - Homogenised preparations of jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, f ruit or nut puree and fruit or nut pastes
• Prodcom 10861060 - Homogenised composite food preparations for infant food or dietetic purposes p.r.s. in containers . .250 g
• Prodcom 10861070 - Food preparations for infants, p.r.s. (excluding homogenised composite food preparations)
• Prodcom 10891100 - Soups and broths and preparations therefor
• Prodcom 10861010 - Homogenised preparations of meat, meat offal or blood (excluding sausages and similar products of meat, food preparations based on these products)
• Prodcom 10131505 - Prepared or preserved goose or duck liver (excluding sausages and prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131515 - Prepared or preserved liver of other animals (excluding sausages and prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131525 - Prepared or preserved meat or offal of turkeys (excluding sausages, preparations of liver and prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131535 - Other prepared or preserved poultry meat (excluding sausages, preparations of liver and prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131545 - Prepared or preserved meat of swine: hams and cuts thereof (excluding prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131555 - Prepared or preserved meat of swine: shoulders and cuts thereof, of swine (excluding prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131565 - Prepared or preserved meat, offal and mixtures of domestic swine, including mixtures, containing < .40 % meat or offal of any kind and fats of any kind (excluding sausages and similar products, homogenised preparations, preparations of liver and prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131575 - Other prepared or preserved meat, offal and mixtures of
• Prodcom 10131585 - Prepared or preserved meat or offal of bovine animals (excluding sausages and similar products, homogenised preparations, preparations of liver and prepared meals and dishes)
• Prodcom 10131595 - Other prepared or preserved meat or offal, including blood
• Prodcom 10391710 - Preserved tomatoes, whole or in pieces (excluding prepared vegetable dishes and tomatoes preserved by vinegar or acetic acid)
• Prodcom 10851300 - Prepared meals and dishes based on vegetables
• Prodcom 10391800 - Vegetables (excluding potatoes), fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid
• Prodcom 100000Z3 - Vegetables (except potatoes), preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, including prepared vegetable dishes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the canned food 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 2030
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
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
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 VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
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:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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