Statistics & Estimates / Crop Estimates / 25 March 2020

Area planted and second production forecast for summer crops (2020)
Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting vir somergewasse (2020)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and second production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
First forecast
Eerste 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 8 523 465 8 286 825 1 298 400 5 545 000 +2.86
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 994 500 6 285 885 6 273 335 1 002 100 5 730 000 +0.20
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 610 800 14 809 350 14 560 160 2 300 500 11 275 000 +1.71
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 500 300 731 210 699 130 515 350 678 000 +4.59
Soybeans / Sojabone 705 000 1 269 150 1 242 950 730 500 1 170 345 +2.11
Groundnuts / Grondbone 37 500 56 060 54 390 20 050 19 400 +3.07
Sorghum 42 599 132 810 135 090 50 500 127 000 -1.69
Dry beans / Droëbone 50 150 72 910 72 910 59 300 66 355
Total / Totaal 3 946 250 17 071 490 16 764 630 3 676 200 13 336 100 +1.83

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 2020 Totale mielies
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Production: total maize 2010-2020
White maize 2020 Witmielies
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Production: white maize 2010-2020
Yellow maize 2020 Geelmielies
Production   2010-2020   Produksie
Production: yellow maize 2010-2020
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and second production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede 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 39 440 618 485 657 925 3 400 43 500 46 900 39 500 630 750 670 250
Free State / Vrystaat
855 000 365 000 1 220 000 4 617 000 1 989 250 6 606 250 650 000 380 000 1 030 000 2 795 000 1 758 000 4 553 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
5 500 17 000 22 500 36 025 118 150 154 175 3 800 10 200 14 000 23 000 69 750 92 750
KwaZulu-Natal
47 000 55 000 102 000 303 150 423 500 726 650 45 000 54 000 99 000 270 000 399 600 669 600
Mpumalanga
160 000 353 000 513 000 928 000 2 223 900 3 151 900 145 000 338 000 483 000 797 500 1 977 300 2 774 800
Limpopo
15 000 18 000 33 000 105 000 126 000 231 000 12 800 18 000 30 800 83 200 117 000 200 200
Gauteng
55 000 50 000 105 000 330 000 315 000 645 000 48 000 60 000 108 000 259 200 348 000 607 200
North West / Noordwes
475 000 90 000 565 000 2 161 250 441 000 2 602 250 390 000 95 000 485 000 1 274 000 399 000 1 673 000
Total / Totaal
1 616 300 994 500 2 610 800 8 523 465 6 285 885 14 809 350 1 298 400 1 002 100 2 300 500 5 545 000 5 730 000 11 275 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and second production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede 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 260 000 416 000 270 000 391 500
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 5 200 3 800 3 800
North West / Noordwes 167 000 242 150 175 000 215 800
Total / Totaal 500 300 731 210 515 350 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and second production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede 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 35 000 101 500 33 000 99 000
Mpumalanga 260 000 429 000 310 000 511 500
Limpopo 15 500 44 950 16 200 46 980
Gauteng 36 000 70 200 31 500 66 150
North West / Noordwes 40 000 78 000 36 000 48 600
Total / Totaal 705 000 1 269 150 730 500 1 170 345
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede 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 3 600 1 200 2 520
Free State / Vrystaat 8 000 14 800 8 000 9 775
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 2 900 4 640 1 850 3 530
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 25 400 33 020 9 000 3 575
Total / Totaal 37 500 56 060 20 050 19 400
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede 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 32 400 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 8 910 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 72 910 59 300 66 355
Sorghum
Area planted and second production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede 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 28 000 8 000 23 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 1 200 3 000 500 1 500
Mpumalanga 8 500 40 800 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 28 050 8 500 16 575
Total / Totaal 42 500 132 810 50 500 127 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Revised area estimate and second production forecast (2020) Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2020

Commercial maize: The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 14,809 million tons, which is 1,71% or 249 190 tons more than the previous forecast of 14,560 million tons. The revised area estimate for maize is 2,611 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,67 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 31% bigger than the 2019 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 83% of the 2020 crop.

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

The production forecast of white maize is 8,523 million tons, which is 2,86% or 236 640 tons more than the 8,287 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for white maize is 5,27 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 6,286 million tons, which is 0,20% or 12 550 tons more than the 6,273 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for yellow maize is 6,32 t/ha.

Please note that information from the objective yield survey by the ARC for the Mpumalanga province will be available in April 2020; and for the Free State and North West provinces in May 2020. The current yield figures are mainly obtained from producers in the different provinces.

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 731 210 tons, which is 4,59% or 32 080 tons more than the previous forecast of 699 130 tons. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 500 300 ha, while the expected yield is 1,46 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans increased by 2,11% or 26 200 tons to 1,269 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 705 000 ha and the expected yield is 1,80 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop has been set at 56 060 tons, which is 3,07% or 1 670 tons more than the previous forecast of 54 390 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 37 500 ha, with an expected yield of 1,49 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 132 810 tons, which is 1,69% or 2 280 tons less than the 135 090 tons of the previous forecast. The revised area estimate for sorghum is 42 500 ha and the expected yield is 3,12 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast remained unchanged at 72 910 tons. The area estimate of dry beans is 50 150 ha, with an expected yield of 1,45 t/ha.


Please note that the third production forecast for summer field crops for 2020 will be released on 29 April 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 14,809 miljoen ton gestel, wat 1,71% of 249 190 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 14,560 miljoen ton. Die hersiene skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,611 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,67 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 31% groter as die 2019-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 83% van die 2020-oes produseer.

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

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 8,523 miljoen ton, 2,86% of 236 640 ton meer as die 8,287 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 5,27 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 6,286 miljoen ton, wat 0,20% of 12 550 ton meer is as die 6,273 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,32 t/ha.

Neem kennis dat inligting van die objektiewe opbrengs-opname van die LNR vir die Mpumalanga provinsie, in April 2020 gerapporteer word en vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies in Mei 2020. Die huidige opbrengs syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf produsente in die verskillende provinsies.

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 731 210 ton, wat 4,59% of 32 080 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 699 130 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 500 300 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,46 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is verhoog met 2,11% of 26 200 ton na 1,269 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is 705 000 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,80 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is op 56 060 ton gestel, wat 3,07% of 1 670 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 54 390 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 37 500 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,49 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 132 810 ton, wat 1,69% of 2 280 ton minder is as die 135 090 ton van die vorige skatting. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 42 500 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,12 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting onveranderd gelaat op 72 910 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 50 150 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,45 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die derde produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2020, op 29 April 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.

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