Maize Crop in South Africa to Drop 10% This Year

Maize price soars in Tanzania

According to the government’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC), farmers in South Africa are predicted to harvest 10% less maize in the 2021/2022 season than the previous season.

According to the CEC’s second summer crop projection, the harvest in 2022 will be 14.684 million tonnes, down from 16.315 million tonnes last season.

7.570 million tonnes of white maize will be harvested for human consumption, while 7.115 million tonnes of yellow maize will be harvested for animal feed.

On Monday, South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee presented its second output prediction for summer crops in 2021-2022, as well as a revised planting area. The data is broken out in the table below.

SEASON 2022 SUMMER CROPS – SECOND PRODUCTION FORECAST PREVIOUS ESTIMATE FOR 2021 White Maize Production 7,569,550 T 7,535,100 T 8,600,000 T Area 1,575,000 ha 1,571,000 ha 1,691,900 ha Yellow Maize Area: 1,048,000 hectares, 1,042,500 hectares, and 1,063,500 hectares 7,114,500 T 6,992,850 T 7,715,000 T.

 Total Maize Area 2,623,000 ha 2,613,500 ha 2,755,400 ha Production 14,684,050 T 14,527,950 T 16,315,000 T Total Maize Area 2,623,000 ha 2,613,500 ha 2,755,400 ha 670,700 hectares 655,700 ha Sunflower Seed Area 959,450 T 914,350 T 678,000 T Production 477,800 hectare Ground Nuts Area 43,400 ha 925,300 ha 915,300 ha 827,100 ha Production 1,885,850 T 1,821,400 T 1,897,000 T Soya Beans Area 925,300 ha 915,300 ha 827,100 ha


Ground Nuts Production 74,250 T 69,200 T 64,300 T Area 43,400 hectares 44,900 ha 38,550 ha Sorghum Production 137,220 T 146,590 T 215,000 T Sorghum Area 37,200 ha 37,700 ha 49,200 ha Dry Beans Production 59,690 T 57,672 T 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900 ha 42,900


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