South African poultry meat imports - May 2016
Tariff code report for May 2016
Please note: This report is based solely on SARS verified statistics. Annual figures have been corrected as and when SARS issues amended reports.
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1. Annual poultry imports
Where the term ‘poultry’ is used, this refers to chicken, turkey, ducks, geese and guinea fowl.
The SA Revenue Service reports that total poultry imports for 2015 amounted to 478 447 t; an increase of 85 145 t, or 21.6 %, in comparison with 2014. Year-to-date imports for 2016 amount to 234 033 t (Graph 1).
2. Monthly poultry imports
In May 2016, poultry imports increased by 13.0 % on a monthly basis to total 54 514 t; this is 6 263 t more than the previous month (Graph 2). Poultry imports were valued at 558.8 million (FOB); up R76.6 m on April 2016 levels (+ 15.9 %). Compared to the same month in the previous year, imports increased by 44 %, or 16 654 t, and in, value terms, increased by 34.9 % or R144.5 m.
3. Broiler imports Annual broiler imports
Annual broiler imports, according to the audited figures of SARS (verified), are summarised in Table 1.
Monthly broiler imports
Broiler imports for May 2016 totaled 50 638 t, an increase of 11.2 % on a monthly basis (+ 5 082 t) and an increase of 14 545 t or 40.3 % when compared to the same month in the previous year. The FOB value of these imports was R503.1 m. Total broiler imports, on a monthly basis from January 2013, are shown in Graph 3.
The distribution of broiler imports in terms of the main products imported (% total chicken imports) are shown in Table 2.
Imports of frozen mechanically de-boned meat (MDM)
In May 2016, a total of 16 904 t were imported at an FOB value of R64.3 m, an increase of 3 747 t, or 28.5 %, on a monthly basis and an increase of 3 147 t, or 22.9 %, on a yearly basis.
Imports of carcasses (excluding necks and offal) with all cuts removed
During May 2016, a total of 1 336 t of carcasses were imported at an FOB value of R4.9 m. This is 356 t, or 21 %, less than the previous month but, on a yearly basis, is up by 216 t or 19.3 %.
Imports of whole frozen chickens
In May 2016, a total of 390 t of whole frozen chickens were imported at an FOB value of R 5.3 m. This is 38 t, or 10.9 %, more than the previous month, and 26 % up on the levels imported during May 2015 (+ 80.8 t).
Imports of frozen boneless cuts
Imports of frozen boneless cuts totaled 963 t in May 2016, at an FOB value of R22.6 m; an increase of 33.6 % (+ 242 t) on a monthly volume basis but a decrease of 50.2 % (- 969 t) compared to May 2015 tonnes.
Imports of frozen chicken offal
Imports of frozen chicken offal in May 2016 totaled 4 827 t at an FOB value of R30.5 m. This is an increase of 20.5 % (+ 822 t) on a monthly basis and an increase of 53.2 % (+ 1 676 t) when compared to imports (t) in May 2015.
Imports of frozen bone-in portions (including legquarters)
Imports of frozen chicken bone-in portions increased by 586 t, or 2.3 %, in May 2016 in comparison with the previous month, to total 26 199 t at an FOB of R375.1 m (Graph 4). May’s imports increased by 66.1 %, or 10 423 t, on a yearly basis.
Of the 111 980 tonnes of bone-in portions imported in 2016 YTD, 63.8 % were leg quarters; 15.8 % wings; 14.2 % drumsticks; 3.1 % thighs; and 3.1 % other bone-in cuts. Only 5 t of “whole chickens, cut in half” have been imported since May 2015. No bone-in breasts have been imported since February 2015.
Accumulated tonnages of imported frozen, bonein portions over the past 4 years are shown in Graph 5. From May 2015 onwards, accumulated tonnes of imported frozen bone-in portions have exceeded levels accumulated in the preceding three years. For 2016 YTD, accumulated imports of frozen chicken bone-in portions were 62.6 % (+ 43 119 t) higher than in the first 5 months of 2015.
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Graph 5: Accumulated tonnage: frozen bone-in portion imports