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South Africa: Poultry Market Overview 2021

Poultry Market Size in South Africa

In 2020, the South African poultry market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second year in a row after two years of growth. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. Poultry consumption peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Poultry Production in South Africa

In value terms, poultry production declined to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. The total output value 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 most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

The average yield of poultry in South Africa reached X kg per X heads in 2020, picking up by X% compared with the previous year. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period 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 2013 when the yield increased by X% year-to-year. The poultry yield peaked at X kg per X heads in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, the yield failed to regain the momentum.

In 2020, the number of animals slaughtered for poultry production in South Africa reached X heads, approximately equating the previous year. Over the period under review, the number of producing animals showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the number of producing animals increased by X% against the previous year. The number of animals slaughtered for poultry production peaked at X heads in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, producing animals remained at a lower figure.

Poultry Exports

Exports from South Africa

Poultry exports from South Africa surged to X tonnes in 2020, growing by X% against 2019 figures. In general, total exports indicated a buoyant expansion 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, exports decreased by -X% against 2014 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, poultry exports totaled $X in 2020. Over the period under review, total exports indicated a notable expansion 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. Based on 2020 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Lesotho (X tonnes), Mozambique (X tonnes) and Namibia (X tonnes) were the main destinations of poultry exports from South Africa, together comprising X% of total exports. Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia and the United Arab Emirates lagged somewhat behind, together comprising 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 the United Arab Emirates (+X% per year), while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Lesotho ($X), Mozambique ($X) and Namibia ($X) constituted the largest markets for poultry exported from South Africa worldwide, together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Botswana, Swaziland, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia, which together accounted for a further X United Arab Emirates (+X% per year) recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among the main countries of destination 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 poultry export price amounted to $X per tonne, declining by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price showed a mild reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Botswana ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Zambia ($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 Botswana, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Poultry Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, purchases abroad of poultry decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third year in a row after two years of growth. Overall, total imports indicated a mild expansion 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 decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2018 to 2020, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, poultry imports declined notably to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Brazil (X tonnes) constituted the largest poultry supplier to South Africa, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, poultry imports from Brazil exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, the U.S. (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Ireland (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from Brazil was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the U.S. (+X% per year) and Ireland (+X% per year).

In value terms, Brazil ($X) constituted the largest supplier of poultry to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the U.S. ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Ireland, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value from Brazil amounted to -X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the U.S. (+X% per year) and Ireland (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average poultry import price amounted to $X per tonne, falling by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price showed a mild decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for poultry in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of poultry consumption in 2020 were China (21M tonnes), the U.S. (19M tonnes) and Brazil (12M tonnes), together comprising 38% of global consumption. Russia, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, Iran, South Africa, Turkey and Argentina lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 22%.
What are the largest producers of poultry in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of poultry production in 2020 were the U.S. (23M tonnes), China (21M tonnes) and Brazil (15M tonnes), together comprising 43% of global production. These countries were followed by Russia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Japan, Iran, Argentina and Turkey, which together accounted for a further 21%.
What are the leading suppliers of poultry to South Africa?
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In value terms, Brazil ($139M) constituted the largest supplier of poultry to South Africa, comprising 44% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the U.S. ($57M), with a 18% share of total imports. It was followed by Ireland, with a 10% share.
What are the leading importers of poultry from South Africa?
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In value terms, the largest markets for poultry exported from South Africa were Lesotho ($29M), Mozambique ($24M) and Namibia ($11M), with a combined 89% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Botswana, Swaziland, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia, which together accounted for a further 12%.
What is the average export price for poultry in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average poultry export price amounted to $1,410 per tonne, which is down by -5.7% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for poultry in South Africa?
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The average poultry import price stood at $651 per tonne in 2020, dropping by -17.1% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 1058 - Chicken meat
• FCL 1059 - Offals and liver of chickens
• FCL 1069 - Duck meat
• FCL 1073 - Goose meat
• FCL 1074 - Offals and liver of geese
• FCL 1075 - Offals and liver of ducks
• FCL 1080 - Turkey meat
• FCL 1081 - Offals and liver of turkey

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the poultry 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, PRODUCING ANIMALS 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:
Producing Animals Slaughtered, 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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