SA can expect bigger summer grains and oilseeds crop

Published: 27/05/2020

South Africa’s 2019/20 fourth summer crop production estimates data released this afternoon by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) did not introduce major adjustments from the previous estimates. Essentially, the maize production estimate was lifted by 2% from last month to 15.6 million tonnes (6.5 million tonnes are yellow maize, with 9.1 million tonnes being white maize). The current maize harvest is up 38% from the 2018/19 harvest, and is the second-largest harvest on record. With the crop having already matured and at harvest process, we doubt there will be notable adjustments in output levels in the upcoming five more reviews for this season. This is a case not only for maize, but all summer crops.

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South Africa’s 2019/20 fourth summer crop production estimates data released this afternoon by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) did not introduce major adjustments from the previous estimates. Essentially, the maize production estimate was lifted by 2% from last month to 15.6 million tonnes (6.5 million tonnes are yellow maize, with 9.1 million tonnes being white maize). The current maize harvest is up 38% from the 2018/19 harvest, and is the second-largest harvest on record. With the crop having already matured and at harvest process, we doubt there will be notable adjustments in output levels in the upcoming five more reviews for this season. This is a case not only for maize, but all summer crops.