South Africa has a very robust agricultural sector and it is by far the most modern, productive and economically diverse agricultural economy in Africa. South Africa is also the largest agricultural goods exporter in Africa.
With approximately 32,000 commercial farmers, of which 5,000 and 7,000 produce approximately 80 percent of agricultural output, the country’s food industry output was valued at $43 billion in 2022
The South African Food export value in 2022 stood at $38 Billion while food import was valued at $12.8 billion. The food retail sector was valued at $7.7 billion and food services had a value of $5 billion