Summer crops: final production estimate (2021) and winter cereals: fourth production forecast (2021)
Somergewasse: finale produksieskatting (2021) en wintergewasse: vierde produksieskatting (2021)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and final production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale skatting
Ninth forecast
Negende skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2021 2021 2021 2020 2020
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 691 900 8 608 815 8 608 815 1 616 300 8 547 500
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 063 500 7 625 450 7 602 40 994 500 6 752 500 +0.30
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 755 400 16 234 265 16 211 265 2 610 800 15 300 000 +0.14
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 477 800 677 240 677 240 500 300 788 500
Soybeans / Sojabone 827 100 1 890 450 1 890 450 705 000 1 245 500
Groundnuts / Grondbone 38 550 59 950 58 900 37 500 50 080 +1.78
Sorghum 49 200 213 645 209 980 42 500 158 000 +1.75
Dry beans / Droëbone 47 390 57 672 57 672 50 150 64 800
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Total maize / Totale mielies 362 900 636 440 636 440 297 460 543 545
Maize: Commercial + non-commercial / Mielies: Kommersieël + nie-kommersieël mielies
Total maize RSA / Totaal mielies RSA 3 118 300 16 870 705 16 847 705 2 908 260 15 843 545 +0.14

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   2021   Produksie
(Feb-Nov: up by 385 305 t)
Total maize: production 2021 graph
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Production   2021   Produksie
(Feb-Nov: down by 35 700 t)
Sunflower seed: production 2021 graph
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2021   Produksie
(Feb-Nov: up by 269 550 t)
Soybeans: production 2021 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and final production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte beplant en finale produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale 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 40 290 627 300 667 590 3 400 43 100 46 500 40 300 633 900 674 200
Free State / Vrystaat
907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 492 125 2 499 000 6 991 125 855 000 365 000 1 220 000 4 700 000 2 209 000 6 909 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 133 200 172 200 5 500 17 000 22 500 35 200 119 000 154 200
KwaZulu-Natal
50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 451 000 761 000 47 000 55 000 102 000 298 400 434 500 732 900
Mpumalanga
165 000 360 000 525 000 1 105 500 2 790 000 3 895 500 160 000 353 000 513 000 872 000 2 347 500 3 219 500
Limpopo
16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 172 200 284 400 15 000 18 000 33 000 105 000 126 000 231 000
Gauteng
58 000 50 000 108 000 371 200 375 000 746 200 55 000 50 000 105 000 297 000 330 000 627 000
North West / Noordwes
485 000 95 000 580 000 2 134 000 546 250 2 680 250 475 000 90 000 565 000 2 196 000 522 000 2 718 000
Total / Totaal
1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 608 815 7 625 450 16 234 265 1 616 300 994 500 2 610 800 8 547 500 6 752 500 15 300 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and final production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale 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 235 000 352 500 260 000 444 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 450 300 750
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 5 250 2 800 3 920
Limpopo 76 500 76 500 65 000 65 000
Gauteng 4 400 5 720 4 000 5 600
North West / Noordwes 157 000 235 500 167 000 267 200
Total / Totaal 477 800 677 240 500 300 788 500
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and final production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale 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 365 000 766 500 315 000 519 750
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 100 9 300 1 500 3 000
KwaZulu-Natal 36 000 129 600 35 000 101 500
Mpumalanga 290 000 638 000 260 000 416 000
Limpopo 20 500 71 750 15 500 48 050
Gauteng 42 000 105 000 36 000 70 200
North West / Noordwes 69 500 166 800 40 000 80 000
Total / Totaal 827 100 1 890 450 705 000 1 245 500
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and final production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale 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 3 900 1 200 2 580
Free State / Vrystaat 16 000 24 800 11 000 15 400
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 3 000 6 900 2 900 5 220
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 18 000 24 300 22 400 26 880
Total / Totaal 38 550 59 950 37 500 50 080
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and final production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale 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 16 500 24 000 30 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 3 000 3 900 2 900 3 480
Mpumalanga 6 500 9 750 6 600 8 250
Limpopo 8 000 16 000 8 400 13 440
Gauteng 840 1 092 600 780
North West / Noordwes 6 400 9 280 7 000 7 700
Total / Totaal 47 390 57 672 50 150 64 800
Sorghum
Area planted and final production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final estimate
Finale 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 10 500 44 625 8 000 35 200
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 500 2 250 1 200 4 200
Mpumalanga 9 400 57 340 8 500 46 340
Limpopo 17 000 61 200 16 000 41 950
Gauteng 300 1 080 300 960
North West / Noordwes 11 500 47 150 8 500 29 350
Total / Totaal 49 200 213 645 42 500 158 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and final production estimate (2021) Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2021

Commercial maize: The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 16,234 million tons, which is 0,14% or 23 000 tons more than the previous forecast of 16,211 million tons. The area estimate for maize is 2,755 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,89 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 6% bigger than the 2020 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpu­malanga and North West provinces is expected to produce 84% of the 2021 crop.

The area estimate for white maize is 1,692 million ha and for yellow maize the area estimate is 1,064 million ha.

The production forecast of white maize remained unchanged at 8,609 million tons. The yield for white maize is 5,09 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast increased by 0,30% or 23 000 tons from 7,602 million tons to 7,625 million tons. The yield for yellow maize is 7,17 t/ha.

Other summer crops

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed remained unchanged at 677 240 tons. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 477 800 ha, while the expected yield is 1,42 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans also remained unchanged at 1,890 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 827 100 ha and the expected yield is 2,29 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop is 59 950 tons, which is 1,78% or 1 050 tons more than the previous forecast of 58 900 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 38 550 ha, with an expected yield of 1,56 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum increased by 1,75% or 3 665 tons, from 209 980 tons to 213 645 tons. The area estimate for sorghum is 49 200 ha and the expected yield is 4,34 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast is 57 672 tons, also unchanged from the previous forecast. The area estimate of dry beans is 47 390 ha, with an expected yield of 1,22 t/ha.


Please note that the preliminary area estimate for summer field crops for 2022 will be released on 27 January 2022.

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 grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 16,234 miljoen ton gestel, wat 0,14% of 23 000 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 16,211 miljoen ton. Die skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,755 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,89 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 6% groter as die 2020-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 84% van die 2021-oes produseer.

Die oppervlakte onder witmielies is 1,692 miljoen ha en vir geelmielies is die oppervlakte 1,064 miljoen ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is onveranderd gelaat op 8,609 miljoen ton. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 5,09 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting met 0,30% of 23 000 ton verhoog vanaf 7,602 miljoen ton na 7,625 miljoen ton. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 7,17 t/ha.

Ander somergewasse

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is onveranderd gelaat op 677 240 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 477 800 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,42 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is ook onveranderd gelaat op 1,890 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is 827 100 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,29 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is 59 950 ton, wat 1,78% of 1 050 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 58 900 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 38 550 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,56 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is verhoog met 1,75% of 3 665 ton vanaf 209 980 ton na 213 645 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 49 200 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 4,34 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 57 672 ton, ook onveranderd teenoor die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 47 390 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,22 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting vir somergewasse vir 2022, op 27 Januarie 2022 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.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area planted and production estimate  2021  Oppervlakte- en produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Production
Produksie
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2021 2021 2020 2020
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Non-commercial agriculture / Nie-kommersiële landbou
  White maize / Witmielies 276 100 445 335 221 945 375 295 +18.66
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 86 800 191 105 75 515 168 250 +13.58
Maize / Mielies 362 900 636 440 297 460 543 545 +17.09

The preliminary area planted to maize in the non-commercial agricultural sector is estimated at 362 900 ha, which represents an increase of 22,00%, compared to the 297 460 ha of the previous season. The expected maize crop for this sector is 636 440 tons, which is 17,09% more than the 543 545 tons of last season. It is important to note that about 53% of the maize produced in the non-commercial sector, is planted in the Eastern Cape, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 23%.

Die voorlopige oppervlakte beplant met mielies in die nie-kommersiële landbou-sektor word geskat op 362 900 ha, wat 'n toename van 22,00% verteenwoordig in vergelyking met die 297 460 ha van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte mielie-oes van dié sektor is 636 440 ton, wat 17,09% meer is as die 543 545 ton van die vorige seisoen. Dit is belangrik om daarop te let dat ongeveer 53% van die mielies wat geproduseer word in die nie-kommersiële sektor, in die Oos-Kaap geplant word, gevolg deur KwaZulu-Natal met 23%.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area   2000-2021   Oppervlakte
Non-commercial maize: area 2000-2021 season
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Production   2000-2021   Produksie
Non-commercial maize: production 2000-2021 season
Winter cereals / Wintergewasse
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  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
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
Wheat / Koring 523 500 2 117 435 2 099 435 509 800 2 120 000 +0.86
Malting barley / Moutgars 94 730 339 800 348 200 141 690 588 000 -2.41
Canola 100 000 190 000 190 000 74 120 165 200
Cereal oats / Hawermout 36 250 80 450 80 473 26 200 57 000 -0.03
Sweet lupins / Soetlupine 22 000 30 800 30 800 N/A N/A

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

Wheat / Koring
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  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
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 360 000 1 152 000 326 000 1 103 000
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 35 500 259 150 37 000 271 950
Free State / Vrystaat 70 000 346 500 94 000 413 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 800 24 700 4 000 26 000
KwaZulu-Natal 8 500 53 125 7 800 48 360
Mpumalanga 4 100 27 060 3 000 19 500
Limpopo 26 500 164 300 23 000 147 200
Gauteng 1 100 6 600 1 300 8 190
North West / Noordwes 14 000 84 000 13 700 82 200
Total / Totaal 523 500 2 117 435 509 800 2 120 000
Wheat: Western Cape / Koring: Wes-Kaap
Area and production   2010-2021   Oppervlakte en produksie
Wheat: Western Cape - area and production 2010-2021 graph
Wheat: Northern Cape / Koring: Noord-Kaap
Area and production   2010-2021   Oppervlakte en produksie
Wheat: Northern Cape - area and production 2010-2021 graph
Wheat: Free State / Koring: Vrystaat
Area and production   2010-2021   Oppervlakte en produksie
Wheat: Free State - area and production 2010-2021 season graph

Winter cereal crops / Wintergewasse
Area planted and fourth production forecast / Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting

Winter cereal crops – 2021

Wheat

The expected production of wheat is 2,117 million tons, which is 0,86% or 18 000 tons more than the previous forecast of 2,099 million tons, whilst the expected yield is 4,04 t/ha.

The expected production in the Western Cape is 1,152 million tons (54%), in the Free State 346 500 tons (16%) and in the Northern Cape 259 150 tons (12%).

Other crops

The production forecast for malting barley is 339 800 tons, which is 2,41% or 8 400 tons less than the previous forecast of 348 200 tons. The area planted is estimated at 94 730 ha, while the expected yield is 3,59 t/ha.

The expected canola crop remained unchanged at 190 000 tons. This is the largest expected canola crop produced in the history of SA. The area estimate for canola is 100 000 ha, with an expected yield of 1,90 t/ha.

The expected crop for oats (cereals) for the 2021 season is 80 450 tons and the area planted is 36 250 ha. The expected yield is 2,22 t/ha.

In the case of sweet lupines, the production forecast remained unchanged at 30 800 tons. The area estimate of sweet lupines is 22 000 ha, with an expected yield of 1,40 t/ha.


Please note that the fifth production forecast for winter cereals for 2021 will be released on 15 December 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 – 2021

Koring

Die verwagte produksie vir koring is 2,117 miljoen ton, wat 0,86% of 18 000 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 2,099 miljoen ton, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 4,04 t/ha is.

Die verwagte produksie in die Wes-Kaap is 1,152 miljoen ton (54%), in die Vrystaat 346 500 ton (16%) en in die Noord-Kaap 259 150 ton (12%).

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting vir moutgars is 339 800 ton, wat 2,41% of 8 400 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 348 200 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant word beraam op 94 730 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 3,59 t/ha beloop.

Die verwagte canola-oes is onveranderd gelaat op 190 000 ton. Dit is die grootste canola-oes wat nόg geproduseer is in die geskiedenis van SA. Die oppervlakteskatting vir canola is 100 000 ha, met 'n verwagte opbrengs van 1,90 t/ha.

Die verwagte oes vir hawer (ontbytgraan) vir die 2021-seisoen is 80 450 ton en die oppervlakteskatting is 36 250 ton. Die verwagte opbrengs is 2,22 t/ha.

In die geval van soetlupine is die produksieskatting onveranderd gelaat op 30 800 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met soetlupine is 22 000 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,40 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die vyfde produksieskatting vir wintergewasse vir 2021 op 15 Desember 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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