During December 2019, a total of 51,70% of South Africa’s total pork exports went to Mozambique, which totalled 587 526kg. Namibia took up 20,23% of total exports with Botswana at 10,64%, Lesotho at 15,71% and Qatar at 0,33% next in line.
The total volume of pig exports totalled 1 137 tons with an average price of R41,55/kg. Compared to the previous month, pork exports increased by 21%. The price (rand/kg) for exported pork increased by 16%.
The total pork exports consisted of:
- Other cuts: 51%
- Carcasses: 20%
- Hams, shoulder cuts: 15%
- Ribs: 14%
Table 1: Total exports per year.
|Ton||7 960||9 513||10 226||9 853|
Month-on-month imports decreased by 5%, while cumulative year-on-year imports decreased by 20%. During December 2019, a total of 43,56% of South Africa’s total pork imports came from Germany, which totalled 983 609kg. Brazil took up 20% of the total imports with Canada at 12,12%, Spain at 10,03% and France at 6,78% next in line.
The total volume of pig imports totalled 2258 tons with an average price of R39,22/kg. Compared to the previous month, pork imports decreased by 5%. The price (rand/kg) for imported pork decreased by 4%.
The total pork imported consisted of:
- Other cuts: 21,66%
- Carcasses: 0%
- Hams, shoulder cuts: 3,18%
- Ribs: 75,15%
Table 2: Total imports per year.
|Ton||26 238||27 409||35 269||28 144|
Pigs slaughtered in 2019 totalled 3 237 535. The number of slaughtered pigs increased by 1,32% compared to the same month last year.
Compared to the previous month, the total pigs slaughtered decreased by 3%. Most pigs were slaughtered in Gauteng (39%) and the Western Cape (21%). – Compiled by Claudi Nortjé, AgriOrbit