Summer crops: revised area planted and first production forcast (2021) and final production forecast for winter cereals (2020)
Somergewasse: hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting (2021) en finale produksieskatting vir wintergewasse (2020)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Preliminary area planted estimate  2021  Voorlopige oppervlakteskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale skatting
Change
Verandering
2021 2021 2020 2020
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 682 400 8 799 360 1 616 300 8 547 500 +2.95
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 068 500 7 049 600 994 500 6 752 500 +4.40
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 750 900 15 848 960 2 610 800 15 300 000 +3.59
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 474 800 712 940 500 300 788 500 -9.58
Soybeans / Sojabone 826 500 1 620 900 705 000 1 245 500 +30.14
Groundnuts / Grondbone 40 050 58 425 37 500 50 080 +16.66
Sorghum 46 200 170 590 42 500 158 000 +7.97
Dry beans / Droëbone 51 990 65 467 50 150 64 800 +1.03
Total / Totaal 4 190 440 18 477 282 3 946 250 17 606 880 +4.94

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2020/2021 = 2021
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2020/2021 = 2021

Total maize / Totale mielies
Production   2011-2021   Produksie
Total maize production: 2010-2021 graph
White maize / Witmielies
Production   2011-2021   Produksie
White maize production: 2010-2021 graph
Yellow maize / Geelmielies
Production   2011-2021   Produksie
Yellow maize production: 2010-2021 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and first production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte beplant en eerste produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2021 2021 2020 2020
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 Tons Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
500 3 500 4 000 4 500 31 500 36 000 400 3 400 3 800 3 600 30 600 34 200
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
3 400 41 000 44 400 40 460 615 000 655 460 3 400 43 100 46 500 40 300 633 900 674 200
Free State / Vrystaat
905 000 420 000 1 325 000 4 706 000 2 310 000 7 016 000 855 000 365 000 1 220 000 4 700 000 2 209 000 6 909 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 129 600 168 600 5 500 17 000 22 500 35 200 119 000 154 200
KwaZulu-Natal
50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 412 500 722 500 47 000 55 000 102 000 298 400 434 500 732 900
Mpumalanga
165 000 360 000 525 000 1 023 000 2 520 000 3 543 000 160 000 353 000 513 000 872 000 2 347 500 3 219 500
Limpopo
16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 157 500 269 700 15 000 18 000 33 000 105 000 126 000 231 000
Gauteng
58 000 55 000 113 000 365 400 379 500 744 900 55 000 50 000 105 000 297 000 330 000 627 000
North West / Noordwes
478 000 95 000 573 000 2 198 800 494 000 2 692 800 475 000 90 000 565 000 2 196 000 522 000 2 718 000
Total / Totaal
1 682 400 1 068 500 2 750 900 8 799 360 7 049 600 15 848 960 1 616 300 994 500 2 610 800 8 547 500 6 752 500 15 300 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2021  Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 100 1 320 1 200 1 430
Free State / Vrystaat 235 000 376 000 260 000 444 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 450 300 750
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 5 250 2 800 3 920
Limpopo 73 500 80 850 65 000 65 000
Gauteng 4 400 5 720 4 000 5 600
North West / Noordwes 157 000 243 350 167 000 267 200
Total / Totaal 474 800 712 940 500 300 788 500
Soybeans / Sojabone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2021  Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 000 3 500 2 000 7 000
Free State / Vrystaat 365 000 620 500 315 000 519 750
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 2 500 6 250 1 500 3 000
KwaZulu-Natal 36 000 111 600 35 000 101 500
Mpumalanga 290 000 580 000 260 000 416 000
Limpopo 20 500 67 650 15 500 48 050
Gauteng 42 000 92 400 36 000 70 200
North West / Noordwes 69 500 139 000 40 000 80 000
Total / Totaal 826 000 1 620 900 705 000 1 245 500
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2021  Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 500 3 300 1 200 2 580
Free State / Vrystaat 17 500 25 375 11 000 15 400
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 3 000 6 300 2 900 5 220
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 18 000 23 400 22 400 26 880
Total / Totaal 40 050 58 425 37 500 50 080
Dry beans / Droëbone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2021  Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 150 100 150
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 350 700 350 700
Free State / Vrystaat 22 000 17 600 24 000 30 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 3 000 3 600 2 900 3 480
Mpumalanga 6 500 10 075 6 600 8 250
Limpopo 11 500 20 700 8 400 13 440
Gauteng 840 1 092 600 780
North West / Noordwes 7 500 11 250 7 000 7 700
Total / Totaal 51 990 65 467 50 150 64 800
Sorghum
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2021  Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 8 000 29 600 8 000 35 200
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 500 2 000 1 200 4 200
Mpumalanga 9 400 51 700 8 500 46 340
Limpopo 16 500 49 500 16 000 41 950
Gauteng 300 990 300 960
North West / Noordwes 11 500 36 800 8 500 29 350
Total / Totaal 46 200 170 590 42 500 158 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and first production forecast (2021) Oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2021

Commercial maize: The revised area estimate for maize is 2 750 900 ha, which is 5,37% or 140 100 ha more than the 2 610 800 ha planted for the previous season, and 0,92% or 25 600 ha less than the preliminary area estimate of 2 776 500 ha released in January 2021.

The expected commercial maize crop is 15 848 960 tons, which is 3,59% or 548 960 tons more than the 15 300 000 tons of the previous season (2020). The yield for maize is 5,76 t/ha. This is the second largest expected maize crop ever produced in the RSA.

The area planted figures are mainly based on information obtained from the Producer Independent Crop Estimation System (PICES), conducted by the National Crop Statistics Consortium (NCSC) for Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and North West provinces.

Please note that information from the objective yield survey by the NCSC for the Mpumalanga province will be available in April 2021; and for the Free State and North West provinces in May 2021. The current yield figures are mainly obtained from producers in the different provinces.

The area estimate for white maize is 1 682 400 ha, which represents an increase of 4,09% or 66 100 ha compared to the 1 616 300 ha planted last season. The production forecast of white maize is 8 799 360 tons, which is 2,95% or 251 860 tons more than the 8 547 500 tons of last season. The yield for white maize is 5,23 t/ha.

In the case of yellow maize, the area estimate is 1 068 500 ha, which is 7,44% or 74 000 ha more than the 994 500 ha planted last season. The yellow maize production forecast is 7 049 600 tons, which is 4,40% or 297 100 tons more than the 6 752 500 tons of last season. The yield for yellow maize is 6,60 t/ha.

Other summer crops

Sunflower seed: The revised area estimate for sunflower seed is 474 800 ha, which is 5,10% or 25 500 ha less than the 500 300 ha planted the previous season. The production forecast for sunflower seed is 712 940 tons, which is 9,58% or 75 560 tons less than the 788 500 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,50 t/ha.

Other crops

It is estimated that 826 500 ha have been planted to soybeans, which represents an increase of 17,23% or 121 500 ha compared to the 705 000 ha planted last season. The production forecast is 1 620 900 tons, which is 30,14% or 375 400 tons more than the 1 245 500 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,96 t/ha. This is the largest expected soybeans crop ever produced in the RSA.

For groundnuts, the area estimate is 40 050 ha, which is 6,80% or 2 550 ha more than the 37 500 ha planted for the previous season. The expected crop is 58 425 tons – which is 16,66% or 8 345 tons more than the 50 080 tons of last season. The expected yield is 1,46 t/ha.

The area estimate for sorghum increased by 8,71% or 3 700 ha, from 42 500 ha to 46 200 ha against the previous season. The production forecast for sorghum is 170 590 tons, which is 7,97% or 12 590 tons more than the 158 000 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 3,69 t/ha.

For dry beans, the area estimate is 51 990 ha, which is 3,67% or 1 840 ha more the 50 150 ha planted for the previous season. The production forecast is 65 467 tons, which is 1,03% or 667 tons more than the 64 800 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,26 t/ha.


Please note that the second production forecast for summer field crops for 2021 will be released on 25 March 2021.

Information is available on the internet at:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/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 – 2021

Kommersiële mielies: Die hersiene skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies beloop 2 750 900 ha, wat 5,37% of 140 100 ha meer is as die 2 610 800 ha wat verlede seisoen aangeplant is, en 0,92% of 25 600 ha minder as die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting van 2 776 500 ha soos vrygestel in Januarie 2021.

Die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is 15 848 960 ton, wat 3,59% of 548 960 ton meer is as die 15 300 000 ton van die vorige seisoen (2020). Die opbrengs van mielies is 5,76 t/ha. Dit is die tweede grootste verwagte mielie-oes wat nog ooit in die RSA geproduseer is.

Die oppervlakte beplant syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf die Produsente Onafhanklike Oesskattingstelsel (PICES), soos deur die Nasionale Oesskattingskonsortium gerapporteer vir Vrystaat, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng en Noordwes provinsies.

Neem kennis dat inligting van die objektiewe opbrengs-opname van die Konsortium vir die Mpumalanga provinsie, in April 2021 gerapporteer word en vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies in Mei 2021. Die huidige opbrengs syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf produsente in die verskillende provinsies.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1 682 400 ha, wat 'n toename van 4,09% of 66 100 ha verteenwoordig vergeleke met die 1 616 300 ha die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 8 799 360 ton, wat 2,95% of 251 860 ton meer is as die 8 547 500 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 5,23 t/ha.

In die geval van geelmielies is die oppervlakteskatting 1 068 500 ha, wat 7,44% of 74 000 ha meer is as die 994 500 ha geplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van geelmielies is 7 049 600 ton, wat 4,40% of 297 100 ton meer is as die 6 752 500 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,60 t/ha.

Ander somergewasse

Sonneblomsaad: Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sonne­blomsaad is 474 800 ha, wat 5,10% of 25 500 ha minder is as die 500 300 ha aangeplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 712 940 ton, wat 9,58% of 75 560 ton minder is as die 788 500 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,50 t/ha.

Ander gewasse

Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant met sojabone is 826 500 ha, wat 'n toename van 17,23% of 121 500 ha verteenwoordig vergeleke met die 705 000 ha geplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksie­skatting is 1 620 900 ton, wat 30,14% of 375 400 ton meer is as die 1 245 500 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,96 t/ha. Dit is die grootste verwagte sojaboon-oes wat ooit in die RSA geproduseer is.

Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 40 050 ha, wat 6,80% of 2 550 ha meer is as die 37 500 ha geplant vir die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte grondbone-oes is 58 425 ton – 16,66% of 8 345 ton meer as die 50 080 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,46 t/ha.

Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum het toegeneem met 8,71% of 3 700 ha, van 42 500 ha tot 46 200 ha teenoor die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 170 590 ton – 7,97% of 12 590 ton meer as die 158 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 3,69 t/ha.

Vir droëbone is die geskatte oppervlakte beplant 51 990 ha, wat 3,67% of 1 840 ha meer is as die 50 150 ha geplant vir die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting is 65 467 ton, wat 1,03% of 667 ton meer is as die 64 800 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,26 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die tweede produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2021, op 25 Maart 2021 vrygestel sal word.

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

Winter cereals / Wintergewasse
Area planted estimate and final production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale skatting
Sixth forecast
Sesde 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
Wheat / Koring 509 800 2 109 100 2 109 100 540 000 1 535 000
Malting barley / Moutgars 141 690 589 846 589 846 131 960 345 000
Canola 74 120 166 956 166 956 74 000 95 000
Cereal oats / Hawermout 26 200 56 150 52 400 21 000 16 500 +7.16

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2020/2021 = 2020
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2020/2021 = 2020

Wheat / Koring
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2020 2020 2019 2019
Ha Tons Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 326 000 1 092 100 325 000 650 000
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 37 000 271 950 37 500 262 500
Free State / Vrystaat 94 000 413 600 128 000 326 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 4 000 26 000 3 100 18 150
KwaZulu-Natal 7 800 48 360 7 500 45 750
Mpumalanga 3 000 19 500 4 000 25 200
Limpopo 23 000 147 200 20 000 120 000
Gauteng 1 300 8 190 1 400 8 400
North West / Noordwes 13 700 82 200 13 500 79 000
Total / Totaal 509 800 2 109 100 540 000 1 535 000
Wheat / Koring
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Wheat production: 2010-2020 graph
Malting barley / Moutgars
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Malting barley production: 2010-2020 graph
Canola
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Canola production: 2010-2020 graph

Winter cereal crops / Wintergewasse
Area estimate and final production forecast for 2020 / Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting vir 2020

Winter cereal crops – 2020

Wheat

The expected production of wheat remained unchanged at 2,109 million tons, whilst the expected yield is 4,14 t/ha. This is the largest expected wheat crop since the 2,130 million tons of the 2008 season.

The expected production in the Western Cape is 1,092 million tons (52%), in the Free State 413 600 tons (20%) and in the Northern Cape 271 950 tons (13%).

Other crops

The production forecast for malting barley remained unchanged at 589 846 tons. The area planted is estimated at 141 690 ha, while the expected yield is 4,16 t/ha. This is the largest expected malting barley crop recorded for SA.

The expected canola remained unchanged at 166 956 tons. The area estimate for canola is 74 120 ha, with an expected yield of 2,25 t/ha. It is also the largest expected canola crop ever recorded for SA.

The expected oats (cereals) crop for 2020 is 56 150 tons, which is 7,16% or 3 750 tons more than the previous forecast of 52 400 tons. The area estimate is 26 200 ha and the expected yield is 2,14 t/ha.


Please note that the intentions to plant winter cereals for 2021 will be released on 29 April 2021.

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

Wintergewasse – 2020

Koring

Die verwagte produksie vir koring is onveranderd gelaat op 2,109 miljoen ton, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 4,14 t/ha is. Hierdie is die grootste verwagte koring-oes sedert die 2,130 miljoen ton van die 2008 seisoen.

Die verwagte produksie in die Wes-Kaap is 1,092 miljoen ton (52%), in die Vrystaat 413 600 ton (20%) en in die Noord-Kaap 271 950 ton (13%).

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting vir moutgars s onveranderd gelaat op 589 846 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant word beraam op 141 690 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 4,16 t/ha beloop. Dit is die grootste verwagte moutgars-oes wat nog vir SA aangeteken is.

Die verwagte canola-oes is onveranderd gelaat op 166 956 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir kanola is 74 120 ha, met 'n verwagte opbrengs van 2,25 t/ha. Dit is ook die grootste verwagte kanola-oes wat nog aangeteken is vir SA.

Die verwagte hawer-oes (ontbytgraan) vir die 2020-seisoen is 56 150 ton, wat 7,16% of 3 750 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 52 400 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting is 26 200 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,14 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die voorneme om wintergewasse te plant vir 2021 op 29 April 2021 vrygestel sal word.

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

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