Revised area planted and first production forecast for summer crops (2020). Final production estimate for winter cereals (2019)
Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting vir somergewasse (2020). Finale produksieskatting vir wintergewasse (2019).

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2020  Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2020 2020 2019 2019
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 596 300 8 286 825 1 298 400 5 545 000 +49.45
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 003 500 6 273 335 1 002 100 5 730 000 +9.48
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 599 800 14 560 160 2 300 500 11 275 000 +29.14
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 500 300 699 130 515 350 678 000 +3.12
Soybeans / Sojabone 705 000 1 242 950 730 500 1 170 345 +6.20
Groundnuts / Grondbone 37 100 54 390 20 050 19 400 +180.36
Sorghum 45 300 135 090 50 500 127 000 +6.37
Dry beans / Droëbone 50 150 72 910 59 300 66 355 +9.88
Total / Totaal 3 938 050 16 764 630 3 676 200 13 336 100 +25.71

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 final production forecast  2020  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste 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 39 100 618 485 657 585 3 400 43 500 46 900 39 500 630 750 670 250
Free State / Vrystaat
855 000 365 000 1 220 000 4 574 250 1 934 500 6 508 750 650 000 380 000 1 030 000 2 795 000 1 758 000 4 553 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
5 500 17 000 22 500 35 475 118 150 153 625 3 800 10 200 14 000 23 000 69 750 92 750
KwaZulu-Natal
47 000 55 000 102 000 303 150 418 000 721 150 45 000 54 000 99 000 270 000 399 600 669 600
Mpumalanga
160 000 358 000 518 000 928 000 2 255 400 3 184 400 145 000 338 000 483 000 797 500 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 54 000 109 000 319 000 340 200 659 200 48 000 60 000 108 000 259 200 348 000 607 200
North West / Noordwes
455 000 90 000 545 000 1 979 250 432 000 2 411 250 390 000 95 000 485 000 1 274 000 399 000 1 673 000
Total / Totaal
1 596 300 1 003 500 2 599 800 8 286 825 6 273 335 14 560 160 1 298 400 1 002 100 2 300 500 5 545 000 5 730 000 11 275 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2020  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
2020 2020 2019 2019
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 200 1 440 950 1 140
Free State / Vrystaat 260 000 390 000 270 000 391 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 570 100 260
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 2 800 3 920 4 500 4 500
Limpopo 65 000 65 000 61 000 61 000
Gauteng 4 000 4 400 3 800 3 800
North West / Noordwes 167 000 233 800 175 000 215 800
Total / Totaal 500 300 699 130 515 350 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2020  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
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 315 000 504 000 301 000 391 300
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 1 500 3 000 1 150 1 380
KwaZulu-Natal 35 000 105 000 33 000 99 000
Mpumalanga 260 000 429 000 310 000 511 500
Limpopo 15 500 44 950 16 200 46 980
Gauteng 36 000 72 000 31 500 66 150
North West / Noordwes 40 000 78 000 36 000 48 600
Total / Totaal 705 000 1 242 950 730 500 1 170 345
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2020  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
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 14 400 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 31 750 9 000 3 575
Total / Totaal 37 500 54 390 20 050 19 400
Dry beans / Droëbone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2020  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
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
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2020  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
2020 2020 2019 2019
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 9 300 30 690 8 000 23 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 1 200 3 000 500 1 500
Mpumalanga 8 000 40 800 7 500 36 000
Limpopo 18 000 34 200 25 000 46 125
Gauteng 500 1 500 1 000 3 200
North West / Noordwes 8 300 24 900 8 500 16 575
Total / Totaal 45 300 135 090 50 500 127 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Revised area estimate and first production forecast (2020) Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2020

Commercial maize: The revised area estimate for maize is 2 599 800 ha, which is 13,01% or 299 300 ha more than the 2 300 500 ha planted for the previous season, and 2,54% or 64 500 ha more than the preliminary area estimate of 2 535 300 ha released in January 2020.

The expected commercial maize crop is 14 560 160 tons, which is 29,14% or 3 285 160 tons more than the 11 275 000 tons of the previous season (2019). The yield for maize is 5,60 t/ha.

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 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.

The area estimate for white maize is 1 596 300 ha, which represents an increase of 22,94% or 297 900 ha compared to the 1 298 400 ha planted last season. The production forecast of white maize is 8 286 825 tons, which is 49,45% or 2 741 825 tons more than the 5 545 000 tons of last season. The yield for white maize is 5,19 t/ha.

In the case of yellow maize, the area estimate is 1 003 500 ha, which is 0,14% or 1 400 ha more than the 1 002 100 ha planted last season. The yellow maize production forecast is 6 273 335 tons, which is 9,48% or 543 335 tons more than the 5 730 000 tons of last season. The yield for yellow maize is 6,25 t/ha.

Other summer crops

Sunflower seed: The revised area estimate for sunflower seed is 500 300 ha, which is 2,92% or 15 050 ha less than the 515 350 ha planted the previous season. The production forecast for sunflower seed is 699 130 tons, which is 3,12% or 21 130 tons more than the 678 000 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,40 t/ha.

Other crops

It is estimated that 705 000 ha have been planted to soybeans, which represents a decrease of 3,49% or 25 500 ha compared to the 730 500 ha planted last season. The production forecast is 1 242 950 tons, which is 6,20% or 72 605 tons more than the 1 170 345 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,76 t/ha.

For groundnuts, the area estimate is 37 500 ha, which is 87,03% or 17 450 ha more than the 20 050 ha planted for the previous season. The expected crop is 54 390 tons – which is 180,36% or 34 990 tons more than the 19 400 tons of last season. The expected yield is 1,45 t/ha.

The area estimate for sorghum decreased by 10,30% or 5 200 ha, from 50 500 ha to 45 300 ha against the previous season. The production forecast for sorghum is 135 090 tons, which is 6,37% or 8 090 tons more than the 127 000 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 2,98 t/ha.

For dry beans, the area estimate is 50 150 ha, which is 15,43% or 9 150 ha less than the 59 300 ha planted for the previous season. The production forecast is 72 910 tons, which is 9,88% or 6 555 tons more than the 66 355 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,45 t/ha.


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

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 – 2020

Kommersiële mielies: Die hersiene skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies beloop 2 599 800 ha, wat 13,01% of 299 300 ha meer is as die 2 300 500 ha wat verlede seisoen aangeplant is, en 2,54% of 64 500 ha meer as die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting van 2 535 300 ha soos vrygestel in Januarie 2020.

Die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is 14 560 160 ton, wat 29,14% of 3 285 160 ton meer is as die 11 275 000 ton van die vorige seisoen (2019). Die opbrengs van mielies is 5,60 t/ha.

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 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.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1 596 300 ha, wat 'n toename van 22,94% of 297 900 ha verteenwoordig vergeleke met die 1 298 400 ha die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 8 286 825 ton, wat 49,45% of 2 741 825 ton meer is as die 5 545 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 5,19 t/ha.

In die geval van geelmielies is die oppervlakteskatting 1 003 500 ha, wat 0,14% of 1 400 ha meer is as die 1 002 100 ha geplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van geelmielies is 6 273 335 ton, wat 9,48% of 543 335 ton meer is as die 5 730 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,25 t/ha.

Ander somergewasse

Sonneblomsaad: Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblom­saad is 500 300 ha, wat 2,92% of 15 050 ha minder is as die 515 350 ha aangeplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 699 130 ton, wat 3,12% of 21 130 ton meer is as die 678 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,40 t/ha.

Ander gewasse

Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant met sojabone is 705 000 ha, wat 'n afname van 3,49% of 25 500 ha verteenwoordig vergeleke met die 730 500 ha geplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting is 1 242 950 ton, wat 6,20% of 72 605 ton meer is as die 1 170 345 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,76 t/ha.

Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 37 500 ha, wat 87,03% of 17 450 ha meer is as die 20 050 ha geplant vir die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte grondbone-oes is 54 390 ton – 180,36% of 34 990 ton meer as die 19 400 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,45 t/ha.

Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum het afgeneem met 10,30% of 5 200 ha, van 50 500 ha tot 45 300 ha teenoor die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 135 090 ton – 6,37% of 8 090 ton meer as die 127 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 2,98 t/ha.

Vir droëbone is die geskatte oppervlakte beplant 50 150 ha, wat 15,43% of 9 150 ha minder is as die 59 300 ha geplant vir die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting is 72 910 ton, wat 9,88% of 6 555 ton meer is as die 66 355 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,45 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die tweede produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2020, op 25 Maart 2020 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  2019  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
2019 2019 2019 2018 2018
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
Wheat / Koring 540 000 1 501 675 1 501 675 503 350 1 868 000
Malting barley / Moutgars 131 960 345 080 345 080 119 000 421 500
Canola 74 000 96 200 96 200 77 000 104 500
Cereal oats / Hawermout 21 000 15 540 17 250 19 235 32 700 -9.91

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

Wheat / Koring
Area planted estimate and final production forecast  2019  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final forecast
Finale skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2019 2019 2018 2018
Ha Tons Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 325 000 633 750 318 000 890 500
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 37 500 262 500 38 000 294 500
Free State / Vrystaat 128 000 313 600 100 000 385 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 100 15 500 1 650 10 730
KwaZulu-Natal 7 500 45 750 7 000 43 400
Mpumalanga 4 000 25 200 3 500 22 740
Limpopo 20 000 118 000 20 000 128 000
Gauteng 1 400 8 400 1 200 7 800
North West / Noordwes 13 500 78 975 14 000 85 330
Total / Totaal 540 000 1 501 675 503 350 1 868 000
Wheat / Koring
Production   2010-2019   Produksie
Wheat production 2010-2019
Malting barley / Moutgars
Production   2010-2019   Produksie
Malting barley production 2010-2019
Canola
Production   2010-2019   Produksie
Canola production 2010-2019

Winter cereal crops / Wintergewasse
Area estimate and final production estimate for 2019 / Oppervlakte- en finale produksiekskatting vir 2019

Winter cereal crops – 2019

Wheat

The expected wheat crop remained unchanged at 1,502 million tons, whilst the expected yield is 2,78 t/ha.

The expected production in the Western Cape is 633 750 tons (42%), in the Free State 313 600 tons (21%) and in the Northern Cape 262 500 tons (17%).

An estimated 325 000 ha or 60% is planted in the Western Cape, 128 000 ha or 24% in the Free State and 37 500 ha or 7% in the Northern Cape.

Other crops

The production forecast for malting barley also remained unchanged at 345 080 tons. The area planted is estimated at 131 960 ha, whilst the expected yield is 2,62 t/ha.

The expected canola crop is 96 200 tons, whereas the area estimate is 74 000 ha, with an expected yield of 1,30 t/ha.

The area estimate for oats (cereals) for the 2019 season is 21 000 ha and the expected crop is 15 540 tons. The expected yield is 0,74 t/ha.


Please note that the intentions to plant winter cereals for 2020 will be released on 29 April 2020.

Information is available on the internet at:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates or:
www.sagis.org.za, as from 15:30 on the date of the relevant meeting of the Crop Estimates Committee.

Wintergewasse – 2019

Koring

Die verwagte koring-oes is onveranderd gelaat op 1,502 miljoen ton, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 2,78 t/ha is.

Die verwagte produksie in die Wes-Kaap is 633 750 ton (42%), in die Vrystaat 313 600 ton (21%) en in die Noord-Kaap 262 500 ton (17%).

Die beraamde oppervlakte geplant in die Wes-Kaap is 325 000 ha of 60%, die Vrystaat is 128 000 ha of 24% en 37 500 ha of 7% is in die Noord-Kaap.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting vir moutgars is ook onveranderd gelaat op 345 080 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant word beraam op 131 960 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 2,62 t/ha beloop.

Die verwagte canola-oes is 96 200 ton, terwyl die oppervlakte­skatting 74 000 ha is, met 'n verwagte opbrengs van 1,30 t/ha.

Die oppervlakteskatting vir hawer (ontbytgraan) vir die 2019-seisoen is 21 000 ha en die verwagte oes is 15 540 ton. Die verwagte opbrengs is 0,74 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die voorneme om wintergewasse te plant vir 2020 op 29 April 2020 vrygestel sal word.

Inligting is beskikbaar op die internet by:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates of by:
www.sagis.org.za, vanaf 15:30 op die dag van die toepaslike vergadering van die Oesskattingskomitee.

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