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South Africa: Lentil Market Overview 2021

Lentil Market Size in South Africa

In 2020, the South African lentil market increased by X% to $X for the first time since 2016, thus ending a three-year declining trend. Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated tangible 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. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Lentil Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, the amount of lentils exported from South Africa skyrocketed to X tonnes, increasing by X% against the previous year's figure. In general, exports enjoyed significant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, lentil exports surged to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports showed significant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

India (X tonnes) was the main destination for lentil exports from South Africa, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, lentil exports to India exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Botswana (X tonnes), twofold. Namibia (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to India was relatively modest. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Botswana (+X% per year) and Namibia (+X% per year).

In value terms, India ($X) emerged as the key foreign market for lentil exports from South Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Namibia ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Botswana, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value to India was relatively modest. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Namibia (+X% per year) and Botswana (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average lentil export price amounted to $X per tonne, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the last thirteen years, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices reached the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major export markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Lesotho ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Botswana ($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 India, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Lentil Imports

Imports into South Africa

For the fifth consecutive year, South Africa recorded growth in supplies from abroad of lentils, which increased by X% to X tonnes in 2020. Over the period under review, total imports indicated measured growth from 2007 to 2020: its volume 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, imports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum in 2020 and are likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

In value terms, lentil imports surged to $X in 2020. Overall, total imports indicated a prominent increase from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Canada (X tonnes) constituted the largest lentil supplier to South Africa, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, lentil imports from Canada exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Australia (X tonnes), threefold. The United Arab Emirates (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Canada stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Australia (+X% per year) and the United Arab Emirates (+X% per year).

In value terms, Canada ($X) constituted the largest supplier of lentil to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Australia ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by the United Arab Emirates, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Canada stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Australia (+X% per year) and the United Arab Emirates (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average lentil import price amounted to $X per tonne, jumping by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import price indicated a slight expansion from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was India ($X per tonne), while the price for Australia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for lentils in the world?
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India (2.3M tonnes) remains the largest lentil consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 32% of total volume. Moreover, lentil consumption in India exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Bangladesh (680K tonnes), threefold. Turkey (565K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 7.9% share.
What are the largest producers of lentils in the world?
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Canada (3.2M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of lentil production, comprising approx. 43% of total volume. Moreover, lentil production in Canada exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (1.3M tonnes), threefold. Australia (983K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 13% share.
What are the leading suppliers of lentils to South Africa?
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In value terms, Canada ($3.5M) constituted the largest supplier of lentil to South Africa, comprising 54% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Australia ($1M), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by the United Arab Emirates, with a 14% share.
What are the leading importers of lentils from South Africa?
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In value terms, India ($764K) emerged as the key foreign market for lentil exports from South Africa, comprising 60% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Namibia ($190K), with a 15% share of total exports. It was followed by Botswana, with a 15% share.
What is the average export price for lentils in South Africa?
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The average lentil export price stood at $1,026 per tonne in 2020, declining by -13.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for lentils in South Africa?
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The average lentil import price stood at $690 per tonne in 2020, growing by 23% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 201 - Lentils, dry

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the lentil 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

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
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 2007–2020
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 2030
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, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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