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Area planted and fourth production forecast for summer crops and production estimate for non-commercial maize (2020)
Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting vir somergewasse en voorlopige oppervlakte- en produksieskatting vir nie-kommersiële mielies (2020)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2020 2020 2020 2019 2019
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 616 300 9 074 860 8 779 470 1 298 400 5 545 000 +3.36
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 994 500 6 514 550 6 442 050 1 002 100 5 730 000 +1.13
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 610 800 15 589 410 15 221 520 2 300 500 11 275 000 +2.42
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 500 300 765 960 731 210 515 350 678 000 +4.75
Soybeans / Sojabone 705 000 1 290 750 1 290 750 730 500 1 170 345
Groundnuts / Grondbone 37 500 62 470 62 470 20 050 19 400
Sorghum 42 500 135 685 138 885 50 500 127 000 -2.30
Dry beans / Droëbone 50 150 71 050 71 380 59 300 66 355 -0.46
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Total maize / Totaal mielies 297 460 543 545 n/a 296 000 549 180 n/a
Maize: Commercial + Non-commercial maize / Mielies: Kommersieël + Nie-kommersiële mielies
Total maize RSA Totaal mielies 2 908 260 16 132 955 n/a 2 596 500 11 824 180 n/a

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2019/2020 = 2020
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2019/2020 = 2020

Total maize / Totaal mielies
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Graph showing total maize production (2010-2020)
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Graph displaying sunflower seed production (2010-2020)
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Soybean production (2010-2020) graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2020 2020 2019 2019
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
Ha Ha Ha Tons Tons Tons Ha Ha Ha Tons Tons Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
400 3 400 3 800 3 600 30 600 34 200 400 3 400 3 800 3 600 30 600 34 200
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
3 400 43 100 46 500 40 460 624 950 665 410 3 400 43 500 46 900 39 500 630 750 670 250
Free State / Vrystaat
855 000 365 000 1 220 000 4 916 250 2 080 500 6 996 750 650 000 380 000 1 030 000 2 795 000 1 758 000 4 553 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
5 500 17 000 22 500 36 300 119 000 155 300 3 800 10 200 14 000 23 000 69 750 92 750
KwaZulu-Natal
47 000 55 000 102 000 317 250 429 000 746 250 45 000 54 000 99 000 270 000 399 600 669 600
Mpumalanga
160 000 353 000 513 000 944 000 2 294 500 3 238 500 145 000 338 000 483 000 797 500 1 977 300 2 774 800
Limpopo
15 000 18 000 33 000 106 500 126 000 232 500 12 800 18 000 30 800 83 200 117 000 200 200
Gauteng
55 000 50 000 105 000 335 500 315 000 650 500 48 000 60 000 108 000 259 200 348 000 607 200
North West / Noordwes
475 000 90 000 565 000 2 375 000 495 000 2 870 000 390 000 95 000 485 000 1 274 000 399 000 1 673 000
Total / Totaal
1 616 300 994 500 2 610 800 9 074 860 6 514 550 15 589 410 1 298 400 1 002 100 2 300 500 5 545 000 5 730 000 11 275 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2020 2020 2019 2019
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 200 1 440 950 1 140
Free State / Vrystaat 260 000 442 000 270 000 391 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 750 100 260
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 2 800 3 920 4 500 4 500
Limpopo 65 000 61 750 61 000 61 000
Gauteng 4 000 5 600 3 800 3 800
North West / Noordwes 167 000 250 500 175 000 215 800
Total / Totaal 500 300 765 960 515 350 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2020 2020 2019 2019
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 10
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 000 7 000 1 550 5 425
Free State / Vrystaat 315 000 535 500 301 000 391 300
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 1 500 3 000 1 150 1 380
KwaZulu-Natal 35 000 105 000 33 000 99 000
Mpumalanga 260 000 442 000 310 000 511 500
Limpopo 15 500 48 050 16 200 46 980
Gauteng 36 000 70 200 31 500 66 150
North West / Noordwes 40 000 80 000 36 000 48 600
Total / Totaal 705 000 1 290 750 730 500 1 170 345
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2020 2020 2019 2019
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 200 3 300 1 200 2 520
Free State / Vrystaat 11 000 20 350 8 000 9 775
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 2 900 5 220 1 850 3 530
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 22 400 33 600 9 000 3 575
Total / Totaal 37 500 62 470 20 050 19 400
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2020 2020 2019 2019
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 150 100 180
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 350 700 1 000 1 400
Free State / Vrystaat 24 000 31 200 27 000 28 350
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 400 720
KwaZulu-Natal 2 900 3 770 3 500 4 025
Mpumalanga 6 600 8 250 7 500 6 750
Limpopo 8 400 16 800 7 800 12 480
Gauteng 600 780 1 500 1 950
North West / Noordwes 7 000 9 100 10 500 10 500
Total / Totaal 50 150 71 050 59 300 66 355
Sorghum
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2020 2020 2019 2019
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 8 000 29 600 8 000 23 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 1 200 3 000 500 1 500
Mpumalanga 8 500 41 650 7 500 36 000
Limpopo 16 000 32 000 25 000 46 125
Gauteng 300 960 1 000 3 200
North West / Noordwes 8 500 28 475 8 500 16 575
Total / Totaal 42 500 135 685 50 500 127 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and fourth production forecast (2020) Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2020

Commercial maize: The size of the expected com­mercial maize crop has been set at 15,589 million tons, which is 2,42% or 367 890 tons more than the previous forecast of 15,222 million tons. The area estimate for maize is 2,611 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,97 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 38% bigger than the 2019 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 84% of the 2020 crop.

The area estimate for white maize is 1,616 million ha and for yellow maize the area estimate is 994 500 ha.

The production forecast of white maize is 9,075 million tons, which is 3,36% or 295 390 tons more than the 8,779 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for white maize is 5,61 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 6,514 million tons, which is 1,13% or 72 500 tons more than the 6,442 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for yellow maize is 6,55 t/ha.

The yield per ha for the Free State and North West provinces was based on scientific and objective results provided by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC).

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed increased by 4,75% or 34 750 tons to 765 960 tons. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 500 300 ha, while the expected yield is 1,53 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans remained un­changed at 1,291 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 705 000 ha and the expected yield is 1,83 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop also remained un­changed at 62 470 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 37 500 ha, with an expected yield of 1,67 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 135 685 tons, which is 2,30% or 3 200 tons less than the 138 885 tons of the previous forecast. The area estimate for sorghum is 42 500 ha and the expected yield is 3,19 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast is 71 050, which is 0,46% or 330 tons less than the previous forecast. The area estimate of dry beans is 50 150 ha, with an expected yield of 1,42 t/ha.


Please note that the fifth production forecast for summer field crops for 2020 will be released on 25 June 2020.

Information is available on the internet at:
www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Home/Crop-Estimates or:
www.sagis.org.za, as from 14:30 on the date of the relevant meeting of the Crop Estimates Committee.

Somergewasse – 2020

Kommersiële mielies: Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 15,589 miljoen ton gestel, wat 2,42% of 367 890 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 15,222 miljoen ton. Die skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,611 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,97 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 38% groter as die 2019-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 84% van die 2020-oes produseer.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1,616 miljoen ha en vir geelmielies is die oppervlak 994 500 ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 9,075 miljoen ton, 3,36% of 295 390 ton meer as die 8,779 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van wit­mielies is 5,61 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 6,514 miljoen ton, wat 1,13% of 72 500 ton meer is as die 6,442 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,55 t/ha.

Die opbrengs-bepaling per ha vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies is gebaseer op wetenskaplike en objektiewe resultate verstrek deur die LNR.

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonne­blom­saad is verhoog met 4,75% of 34 750 ton na 765 960 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblom­saad is 500 300 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,53 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is onveranderd gelaat op 1,291 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is 705 000 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,83 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is ook onveranderd gelaat op 62 470 ton. Vir grondbone is die opper­vlakteskatting 37 500 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,67 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 135 685 ton, wat 2,30% of 3 200 ton minder is as die 138 885 ton van die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 42 500 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,19 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 71 050 ton wat 0,46% of 330 ton minder is as die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakte beplant met droë­bone is 50 150 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,42 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die vyfde produksie­skatting vir somergewasse vir 2020, op 25 Junie 2020 vrygestel sal word.

Inligting is beskikbaar op die internet by:
www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Home/Crop-Estimates of by:
www.sagis.org.za, vanaf 14:30 op die dag van die toepaslike vergadering van die Oesskattingskomitee.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Preliminary area planted and production estimate  2020  Voorlopige oppervlakte- en produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Production
produksie
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change / Verandering
2020 2020 2019 2019
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Non-commercial agriculture / Nie-kommersiële landbou
  White maize / Witmielies 221 945 375 295 221 300 379 460 -1.10
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 75 515 168 250 74 700 169 720 -0.87
Maize / mielies 297 460 543 545 296 000 549 180 -1.03

The preliminary area planted to maize in the non-commercial agricultural sector is estimated at 297 460 ha, which represents a slight increase of 0,49%, compared to the 296 000 ha of the previous season. The expected maize crop for this sector is 543 545 tons, which is 1,03% less than the 549 180 tons of last season. It is important to note that about 40% of the maize produced in the non-commercial sector, is planted in the Eastern Cape, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 27%.

Die voorlopige oppervlakte beplant met mielies in die nie-kommersiële landbou-sektor word geskat op 297 460 ha, wat 'n effense toename van 0,49 % verteenwoordig in vergelyking met die 296 000 ha van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte mielie-oes van dié sektor is 543 545 ton, wat 1,03% minder is as die 549 180 ton van die vorige seisoen. Dit is belangrik om daarop te let dat ongeveer 40% van die mielies wat geproduseer word in die nie-kommersiële sektor, in die Oos-Kaap geplant word, gevolg deur KwaZulu-Natal met 27%.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area   2000-2020   Oppervlakte
Graph of non-commercial maize area (2000-2020)
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Production   2000-2020   Produksie
Non-commercial maize production (2000-2020) graph

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