South Africa: Country to export pigeon peas, ...
South Africa

Country to export pigeon peas, pork, mango to India

Sandra Sieler, si

SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town. As part of ongoing efforts by member States to improve intra-Brics trade, South Africa has been granted an opportunity to export pigeon peas, pork, mango and persimmons to India.

India for its part has expressed an interest to import pickled sheep skins from South Africa. This was reported by Engineering News.

This emerged at the recent sixth Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) meeting of Agriculture Ministers in New Delhi, India, which was attended by Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

India has seen an increase in the import of pork meat. Data shows that between 2010 and 2015, Indian imports of pig meat increased by an average of 11% driven mainly by demands from the hotels, restaurants, institutional sector as well as high end retailers.

The range of imported pork based products included pork belly, chops, loins, tenderloin, neck, spare ribs, bacon, ham, salami, and sausage. It is estimated that the FOB price for processed pork is above $4/kg. The department forecasted that if South Africa were to export a minimum of 100 t from 2017 onwards, the value of pork exports will easily reach $400,000. The Custom Base Duty for processed pig meat is 30%.

Source: South African Government