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South Africa Limes Market Growth, Trends, and Forecast Report 2020-2025 -

The "South Africa Lime Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020-2025)" report has been added to's offering.

The South African lime market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

Citrus is the most important agricultural produce in South Africa. South Africa is one of the major producers of lime with a total acreage of 23,331 hectares, producing 0.47 million metric ton in 2018. The major cultivars of lime in South Africa are Eureka, Lisbon, Genoa, Limoneira, Fino, Lime. In 2017, Eureka alone accounted for 74% of the total lime production.

High level of new-plantings, improved water management techniques by farmers, and duty-free exports of lime are some of the factors that are driving the production of lime in South Africa, thus, leading to higher exports of lime from South Africa.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Production of Lime

South Africa is one of the major producers of lime with a total acreage of 23,331 hectares, producing 0.47 million metric ton of lime in 2018. According to FAO, the acreage of production increased from 15,997 ha in 2016 to 23,331 ha in 2018. With the increasing area of production, the quantity being produced also increased. In 2018, the production of lime reached 0.47 million metric ton, as compared to 0.32 million metric ton in 2016. The increasing area under cultivation and favorable government policies, such as subsidies, are encouraging the lime growers in the country to increase their production.

Rising Export is Driving the Market

The country is less dependent on imports, as it is self-sufficient with its production and is one of the major exporters of lime. Thus, most of the lime produced in South Africa is exported. In 2018, lime exports reached 0.314 million metric ton, as against the production of 0.47 million metric ton.

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Study Assumptions and Market definition

1.2 Scope of the Study




4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Value Chain Analysis

4.5 PESTLE Analysis


5.1 South Africa

5.1.1 Production Analysis

5.1.2 Consumption Analysis and Market Value

5.1.3 Import Analysis by Volume and Value

5.1.4 Export Analysis by Volume and Value

5.1.5 Price Trend Analysis


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