city of Johannesburg Joburg Market is affiliated to the following organisations below: The Produce Marketing Association The south african union of food markets The Perishable Products Export Control Board The South African National Accreditation System

Facts and Figures

Fact File

The Market was established on its current site in September 1974. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the market:

  • The Market occupies 63 hectares, 60% of which is developed.
  • There are three produce sales halls, totalling 65 000m2.
  • There are 55 cold rooms that can accommodate 4 561 pallets.
  • There are 50 banana ripening rooms that can accommodate 1 590 pallets per cycle.
  • The specialist watermelon trading area is 3 500m2.
  • Over 20 000 buyers of which about 9800 are regulars buy produce at the Joburg Market.
  • The Marketís open roads records on average through flow of over 10 000 vehicles and pedestrians per day.
  • The Marketís on-site laboratory was established at a cost of R4 million.
  • The Joburg Market is twice the size of the second ranked market in SA and bigger than 16 other fresh produce market combined.
  • About 1,000 0000 tons of fruit and vegetable is sold at the Joburg Market per year.
  • Turnover for the last financial year exceeded R4.1-billion per annum.
  • Average value of sales per month exceeds R466 million .
  • On average, the Joburg Market sees about 450 000 sales transactions conducted per month.
  • Currently, the Joburg Market sees less than 1% wastage on fresh produce.
  • The Joburg Market currently employs 280 people.

Joburg Market is a member of World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM)