Over the 2020/21 reporting period, the UK imported 16% more wine products and 15% more grapes from South Africa than they did a year earlier, according to South Africa’s official tourism, trade, and investment agency in the Western Cape, Wesgro.
The Cape trade Portal has made it significantly easier for importers to access the region’s most popular goods and services, with the most popular and well-loved among them being. When it comes to fruits the Brits have a taste for Cape grapes, apples, and citrus fruit. Grapes have been particularly popular and have seen their sales rise by 15%.
Although the Cape Trade Portal may still be in its infancy, it already hosts more than 2800 products. While citrus fruits are one of the most popular exports, it is interesting to see some of the less conventional items that people like, such as catamarans. Through the portal, the agency wants to give buyers across the UK a trusted platform to find a wide range of quality products and services from the region.