Summer crops: revised area planted and first production forecast (2022) and winter cereals: final production estimate (2021)
Somergewasse: hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting (2022) en finale produksieskatting vir wintergewasse (2021)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2022  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
2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 571 000 7 535 100 1 691 900 8 600 000 -12.38
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 042 500 6 992 850 1 063 500 7 715 000 -9.36
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 613 500 14 527 950 2 755 400 16 315 000 -10.95
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 655 700 914 350 477 800 678 000 +34.86
Soybeans / Sojabone 915 300 1 821 400 827 100 1 897 000 -3.99
Groundnuts / Grondbone 44 900 69 200 38 550 64 300 +7.62
Sorghum 37 700 146 590 49 200 215 000 -31.82
Dry beans / Droëbone 42 900 59 690 47 390 57 672 +3.50
Total / Totaal 4 310 000 17 539 180 4 195 440 19 226 972 -8.78

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2021/2022 = 2022
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2021/2022 = 2022

Total maize / Totale mielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Total maize production: 2010-2022 graph
White maize / Witmielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
White maize production: 2010-2022 graph
Yellow maize / Geelmielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Yellow maize production: 2010-2022 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2022  Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2022 2022 2021 2021
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 4 750 32 900 37 650 500 3 500 4 000 4 800 33 300 38 100
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
1 000 43 500 44 500 12 000 674 250 686 250 3 400 41 000 44 400 40 300 627 300 667 600
Free State / Vrystaat
826 500 395 000 1 221 500 3 719 250 2 370 000 6 089 250 907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 492 000 2 542 000 7 034 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 20 500 26 500 39 000 143 500 182 500 6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 133 200 172 200
KwaZulu-Natal
50 000 59 000 109 000 300 000 460 200 760 200 50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 451 000 761 000
Mpumalanga
165 000 350 000 515 000 1 072 500 2 275 000 3 347 500 165 000 360 000 525 000 1 100 500 2 820 000 3 920 500
Limpopo
15 500 25 000 40 500 102 300 205 000 307 300 16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 172 200 284 400
Gauteng
56 500 56 000 112 500 350 300 365 000 714 300 58 000 50 000 108 000 371 200 380 000 751 200
North West / Noordwes
450 000 90 000 540 000 1 935 000 468 000 2 403 000 485 000 95 000 580 000 2 130 000 556 000 2 686 000
Total / Totaal
1 571 000 1 042 500 2 613 500 7 535 100 6 992 850 14 527 950 1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 600 000 7 715 000 16 315 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2022  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
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 500 3 000 1 100 1 320
Free State / Vrystaat 357 000 517 650 235 000 352 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 450 300 450
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 5 250 3 500 5 250
Limpopo 100 000 100 000 76 500 76 500
Gauteng 2 400 3 000 4 400 5 720
North West / Noordwes 190 000 285 000 157 000 236 260
Total / Totaal 655 700 914 350 477 800 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2022  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
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 800 2 800 1 000 3 500
Free State / Vrystaat 410 000 738 000 365 000 766 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 000 7 500 3 100 9 300
KwaZulu-Natal 39 000 132 600 36 000 129 600
Mpumalanga 300 000 570 000 290 000 644 550
Limpopo 22 500 76 500 20 500 71 750
Gauteng 45 000 94 500 42 000 105 000
North West / Noordwes 95 000 199 500 69 500 166 800
Total / Totaal 915 300 1 821 400 827 100 1 897 000
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2022  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
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 900 2 700 1 500 3 900
Free State / Vrystaat 21 000 33 600 16 000 26 450
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 2 000 5 600 3 000 6 900
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 21 000 27 300 18 000 27 000
Total / Totaal 44 900 69 200 38 550 64 300
Dry beans / Droëbone
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2022  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
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 150 100 150
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 600 1 200 350 700
Free State / Vrystaat 15 500 15 500 22 000 16 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 2 300 2 760 3 000 3 900
Mpumalanga 5 000 9 000 6 500 9 750
Limpopo 10 400 20 800 8 000 16 000
Gauteng 800 880 840 1 092
North West / Noordwes 7 000 9 100 6 400 9 280
Total / Totaal 42 900 59 690 47 390 57 672
Sorghum
Revised area planted and first production forecast  2022  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
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 7 800 31 200 10 500 45 675
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 200 840 500 2 300
Mpumalanga 8 000 40 000 9 400 57 325
Limpopo 15 000 51 000 17 000 61 200
Gauteng 200 800 300 1 350
North West / Noordwes 6 500 22 750 11 500 47 150
Total / Totaal 37 700 146 590 49 200 215 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Revised area estimate and first production forecast (2022) Hersiene oppervlakte- en eerste produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2022

The revised area estimate for maize is 2 613 500 ha, which is 5,15% or 141 900 ha less than the 2 755 400 ha planted for the previous season, and 0,15% or 3 800 ha more than the preliminary area estimate of 2 609 700 ha released in January 2022.

The expected commercial maize crop is 14 527 950 tons, which is 10,95% or 1 787 050 tons less than the 16 315 000 tons of the previous season (2021). The yield for maize is 5,56 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 2022; and for the Free State and North West provinces in May 2022. The current yield figures are mainly obtained from producers in the different provinces.

The area estimate for white maize is 1 571 000 ha, which represents a decrease of 0,30% or 4 700 ha compared to the 1 575 700 ha planted last season. The production forecast of white maize is 7 535 100 tons, which is 12,38% or 1 064 900 tons less than the 8 600 000 tons of last season. The yield for white maize is 4,80 t/ha.

In the case of yellow maize, the area estimate is 1 042 500 ha, which is 1,97% or 21 000 ha less than the 1 063 500 ha planted last season. The yellow maize production forecast is 6 992 850 tons, which is 9,36% or 722 150 tons less than the 7 715 000 tons of last season. The yield for yellow maize is 6,71 t/ha.

Other summer crops

Sunflower seed: The revised area estimate for sunflower seed is 655 700 ha, which is 37,23% or 177 900 ha more than the 477 800 ha planted the previous season. The production forecast for sunflower seed is 914 350 tons, which is 34,86% or 236 350 tons more than the 678 000 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,39 t/ha.

Other crops

It is estimated that 915 300 ha have been planted to soybeans, which represents an increase of 10,66% or 88 200 ha compared to the 827 100 ha planted last season. The production forecast is 1 821 400 tons, which is 3,99% or 75 600 tons less than the 1 897 000 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,99 t/ha.

For groundnuts, the area estimate is 44 900 ha, which is 16,47% or 6 350 ha more than the 38 550 ha planted for the previous season. The expected crop is 69 200 tons – which is 7,62% or 4 900 tons more than the 64 300 tons of last season. The expected yield is 1,54 t/ha.

The area estimate for sorghum decreased by 23,37% or 11 500 ha, from 49 200 ha to 37 700 ha against the previous season. The production forecast for sorghum is 146 590 tons, which is 31,82% or 68 410 tons less than the 215 000 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 3,89 t/ha.

For dry beans, the area estimate is 42 900 ha, which is 9,47% or 4 490 ha less the 47 390 ha planted for the previous season. The production forecast is 59 690 tons, which is 3,50% or 2 018 tons more than the 57 672 tons of the previous season. The expected yield is 1,39 t/ha.


Please note that the second production forecast for summer field crops for 2022 will be released on 28 March 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

Die hersiene skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies beloop 2 613 500 ha, wat 5,15% of 141 900 ha minder is as die 2 755 400 ha wat verlede seisoen aangeplant is, en 0,15% of 3 800 ha meer as die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting van 2 609 700 ha soos vrygestel in Januarie 2022.

Die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is 14 527 950 ton, wat 10,95% of 1 787 050 ton minder is as die 16 315 000 ton van die vorige seisoen (2021). Die opbrengs van mielies is 5,56 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 2022 gerapporteer word en vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies in Mei 2022. Die huidige opbrengs syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf produsente in die verskillende provinsies.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1 571 000 ha, wat 'n afname van 0,30% of 4 700 ha verteenwoordig vergeleke met die 1 575 700 ha die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 7 535 100 ton, wat 12,38% of 1 064 900 ton minder is as die 8 600 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 4,80 t/ha.

In die geval van geelmielies is die oppervlakteskatting 1 042 500 ha, wat 1,97% of 21 000 ha minder is as die 1 063 500 ha geplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van geelmielies is 6 992 850 ton, wat 9,36% of 722 150 ton minder is as die 7 715 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,71 t/ha.

Ander somergewasse

Sonneblomsaad: Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sonne­blomsaad is 655 700 ha, wat 37,23% of 177 900 ha meer is as die 477 800 ha aangeplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 914 350 ton, wat 34,86% of 236 350 ton meer is as die 678 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,39 t/ha.

Ander gewasse

Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant met sojabone is 915 300 ha, wat 'n toename van 10,66% of 88 200 ha verteenwoordig vergeleke met die 827 100 ha geplant die vorige seisoen. Die produksie­skatting is 1 821 400 ton, wat 3,99% of 75 600 ton minder is as die 1 897 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,99 t/ha.

Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 44 900 ha, wat 16,47% of 6 350 ha meer is as die 38 550 ha geplant vir die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte grondbone-oes is 69 200 ton – 7,62% of 4 900 ton meer as die 64 300 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,54 t/ha.

Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum het afgeneem met 23,37% of 11 500 ha, van 49 200 ha tot 37 700 ha teenoor die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 146 590 ton – 31,82% of 68 410 ton minder as die 215 000 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 3,89 t/ha.

Vir droëbone is die geskatte oppervlakte beplant 42 900 ha, wat 9,47% of 4 490 ha minder is as die 47 390 ha geplant vir die vorige seisoen. Die produksieskatting is 59 690 ton, wat 3,50% of 2 018 ton meer is as die 57 672 ton van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,39 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die tweede produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2022, op 28 Maart 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.

Winter cereals / Wintergewasse
Area planted and final production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final forecast
Finale skatting
Sixth forecast
Sesde 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 2 257 205 2 209 255 509 800 2 120 000 +2.17
Malting barley / Moutgars 94 730 331 100 331 100 141 690 588 000
Canola 100 000 197 000 197 000 74 120 165 200
Cereal oats / Hawermout 36 250 69 950 69 950 26 200 57 000
Sweet lupins / Soetlupine 22 000 28 600 28 600 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 final production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en finale produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final forecast
Finale skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 360 000 1 260 000 326 000 1 103 000
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 35 500 269 800 37 000 271 950
Free State / Vrystaat 70 000 353 500 94 000 413 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 800 25 080 4 000 26 000
KwaZulu-Natal 8 500 53 975 7 800 48 360
Mpumalanga 4 100 27 470 3 000 19 500
Limpopo 26 500 172 250 23 000 147 200
Gauteng 1 100 6 930 1 300 8 190
North West / Noordwes 14 000 86 800 13 700 82 200
Total / Totaal 523 500 2 257 205 509 800 2 120 000
Wheat / Koring
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Wheat production: 2010-2021 graph
Malting barley / Moutgars
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Malting barley production: 2010-2021 graph
Canola
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Canola production: 2010-2021 graph

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

Winter cereal crops – 2021

Wheat

The expected production of wheat is 2,257 million tons, which is 2,17% or 47 950 tons more than the previous forecast of 2,209 million tons, whilst the expected yield is 4,31 t/ha. This is the largest expected wheat crop produced since 2002, when it was 2,427 million tons.

The expected production in the Western Cape is 1,260 million tons (56%), in the Free State 353 500 tons (16%) and in the Northern Cape 269 800 tons (12%).

Other crops

The production forecast for malting barley remained unchanged at 331 100 tons. The area planted is estimated at 94 730 ha, while the expected yield is 3,50 t/ha.

The expected canola crop also remained unchanged at 197 000 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 1,97 t/ha.

The expected crop for oats (cereals) for the 2021 season is 69 950 tons and the area planted is 36 250 ha. The expected yield is 1,93 t/ha.

In the case of sweet lupines, the production forecast remained unchanged at 28 600 tons. The area estimate of sweet lupines is 22 000 ha, with an expected yield of 1,30 t/ha.


Please note that the intentions to plant winter cereals for 2022 will be released on 26 April 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.

Wintergewasse – 2021

Koring

Die verwagte produksie vir koring is 2,257 miljoen ton, wat 2,17% of 47 950 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 2,209 miljoen ton, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 4,31 t/ha is. Dit is die grootste verwagte koringoes sedert 2002, toe dit 2,427 miljoen ton was.

Die verwagte produksie in die Wes-Kaap is 1,260 miljoen ton (56%), in die Vrystaat 353 500 ton (16%) en in die Noord-Kaap 269 800 ton (12%).

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting vir moutgars is onveranderd gelaat op 331 100 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant word beraam op 94 730 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 3,50 t/ha beloop.

Die verwagte canola-oes is ook onveranderd gelaat op 197 000 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 1,97 t/ha.

Die verwagte oes vir hawer (ontbytgraan) vir die 2021-seisoen is 69 950 ton en die oppervlakteskatting is 36 250 ton. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,93 t/ha.

In die geval van soetlupine is die produksieskatting onveranderd gelaat op 28 600 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met soetlupine is 22 000 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,30 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die voornemens om wintergewasse te plant vir 2022 op 26 April 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.

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