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South Africa: Plantain Market 2022

Plantain Market Size in South Africa

In 2021, the South African plantain market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third year in a row after five years of decline. Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. Plantain consumption peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Plantain Production in South Africa

In value terms, plantain production expanded slightly to $X in 2021 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Plantain production peaked at $X in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, production remained at a lower figure.

In 2021, the average plantain yield in South Africa totaled less than X kg per ha, remaining constant against the previous year's figure. In general, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2021, approx. less than X ha of plantains were harvested in South Africa; standing approx. at the previous year. Overall, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern.

Plantain Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2021, shipments abroad of plantains was finally on the rise to reach X tonnes after two years of decline. Overall, exports, however, saw a mild shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, the exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, plantain exports amounted to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, exports, however, recorded a noticeable slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the exports reached the maximum at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Botswana (X tonnes) was the main destination for plantain exports from South Africa, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, plantain exports to Botswana exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Namibia (X tonnes), threefold.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume to Botswana stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Namibia (+X% per year) and Lesotho (+X% per year).

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

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value to Botswana amounted to -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Namibia (-X% per year) and Lesotho (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average plantain export price stood at $X per tonne in 2021, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price continues to indicate a mild reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the average export price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, the export prices failed to regain momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination: the country with the highest price was Namibia ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Lesotho ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Botswana (+X%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Plantain Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2021, supplies from abroad of plantains increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the third consecutive year after four years of decline. Over the period under review, imports, however, continue to indicate a deep downturn. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, imports failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, plantain imports surged to $X in 2021. Overall, imports, however, continue to indicate a deep contraction. Imports peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Ecuador (X tonnes), Swaziland (X tonnes) and Mozambique (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of plantain imports to South Africa, with a combined X% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Ghana, which accounted for a further X 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Ghana (+X%), while purchases for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

In value terms, Ecuador ($X) constituted the largest supplier of plantain to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Swaziland ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Mozambique, with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Ecuador totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Swaziland (+X% per year) and Mozambique (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average plantain import price stood at $X per tonne in 2021, growing by X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price showed prominent growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Ecuador ($X per tonne), while the price for Swaziland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Swaziland (+X%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tonnes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for plantains in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plantain consumption in 2021 were Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ghana, together comprising 39% of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of plantains in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plantain production in 2021 were Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ghana, with a combined 39% share of global production.
What are the leading suppliers of plantains to South Africa?
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In value terms, Ecuador constituted the largest supplier of plantain to South Africa, comprising 77% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Swaziland, with a 13% share of total imports. It was followed by Mozambique, with a 4.2% share.
What are the leading importers of plantains from South Africa?
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In value terms, Botswana remains the key foreign market for plantain exports from South Africa, comprising 64% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Namibia, with a 23% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for plantains in South Africa?
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In 2021, the average plantain export price amounted to $664 per tonne, with a decrease of -3.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for plantains in South Africa?
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In 2021, the average plantain import price amounted to $479 per tonne, increasing by 5.6% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the plantain 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• FCL 489 -
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 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
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 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2021
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, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
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