Summer crops: area planted estimate and second production forecast (2023)
Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting vir somergewasse (2023)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and second production forecast  2023  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
2023 2023 2023 2022 2022
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 521 300 8 344 375 8 187 150 1 575 000 7 850 000 +1.92
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 064 800 7 535 150 7 427 900 1 048 000 7 620 000 +1.44
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 586 100 15 879 525 15 615 050 2 623 000 15 470 000 +1.69
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 555 700 797 610 775 260 670 700 845 550 +2.88
Soybeans / Sojabone 1 148 300 2 710 150 2 651 680 925 300 2 230 000 +2.21
Groundnuts / Grondbone 31 300 49 080 51 155 43 400 48 500 -4.06
Sorghum 34 000 109 400 112 330 37 200 103 140 -2.61
Dry beans / Droëbone 36 650 47 930 49 755 42 900 52 590 -3.67
Total / Totaal 4 392 050 19 593 695 19 255 230 4 342 500 18 749 780 +1.76

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2022/2023 = 2023
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2022/2023 = 2023

Total maize / Totale mielies
Production   2010-2023   Produksie
Graph of Total maize production: 2010-2023
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Production   2010-2023   Produksie
Graph of Sunflower seed production: 2010-2023
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2010-2023   Produksie
Graph for Soybean production: 2010-2023
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and second production forecast  2023  Oppervlakte en tweede produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop ¹
Finale oes ¹
2023 2023 2022 2022
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
250 3 500 3 750 2 375 32 900 35 275 500 3 500 4 000 4 750 32 900 37 650
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
1 000 43 500 44 500 12 000 652 500 664 500 3 000 42 000 45 000 36 000 672 000 708 000
Free State / Vrystaat
780 000 401 000 1 181 000 4 407 000 2 586 450 6 993 450 826 500 398 000 1 224 500 3 801 900 2 547 800 6 349 700
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
5 750 25 000 30 750 39 100 187 500 226 600 6 000 20 500 26 500 40 800 157 900 198 700
KwaZulu-Natal
49 000 65 000 114 000 308 700 520 000 828 700 52 000 59 000 111 000 322 400 489 700 812 100
Mpumalanga
156 500 352 000 508 500 1 001 600 2 464 000 3 465 600 165 000 350 000 515 000 1 072 500 2 554 000 3 626 500
Limpopo
16 000 20 800 39 600 117 600 182 400 300 000 15 500 25 000 40 500 102 300 202 500 304 800
Gauteng
56 000 52 000 108 000 358 400 374 400 732 800 56 500 56 000 112 500 361 600 403 200 764 800
North West / Noordwes
456 000 100 000 556 000 2 097 600 535 000 2 632 600 450 000 94 000 544 000 2 107 750 560 000 2 667 750
Total / Totaal
1 521 300 1 064 800 2 586 100 8 344 375 7 535 150 15 879 525 1 575 000 1 048 000 2 623 000 7 850 000 7 620 000 15 470 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and second production forecast  2023  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
2023 2023 2022 2022
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 500 6 250 2 500 6 250
Free State / Vrystaat 290 000 449 500 357 000 499 800
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 700 1 400 300 750
KwaZulu-Natal 300 600
Mpumalanga 5 000 7 250 3 500 5 250
Limpopo 100 000 105 000 110 000 77 000
Gauteng 2 200 2 860 2 400 3 000
North West / Noordwes 155 000 224 750 195 000 253 500
Total / Totaal 555 700 797 610 670 700 845 550
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and second production forecast  2023  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
2023 2023 2022 2022
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 000 3 750 800 3 000
Free State / Vrystaat 565 000 1 299 500 415 000 912 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 4 300 10 750 3 000 9 000
KwaZulu-Natal 44 000 154 000 39 000 150 000
Mpumalanga 305 000 671 000 300 000 710 000
Limpopo 26 000 85 800 22 500 76 500
Gauteng 48 000 105 600 45 000 99 000
North West / Noordwes 155 000 379 750 100 000 270 000
Total / Totaal 1 148 300 2 710 150 925 300 2 230 000
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2023  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
2023 2023 2022 2022
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 000 4 800 2 400 6 000
Free State / Vrystaat 12 300 19 680 19 000 20 900
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 2 500 5 100 2 000 4 600
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 15 000 19 500 20 000 17 000
Total / Totaal 31 300 49 080 43 400 48 500
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2023  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
2023 2023 2022 2022
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 180 100 150
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 450 810 600 1 080
Free State / Vrystaat 14 000 13 300 15 500 13 950
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 360 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 2 100 3 150 2 300 2 760
Mpumalanga 5 000 6 750 6 000 6 600
Limpopo 8 000 14 400 10 400 18 200
Gauteng 800 880 800 800
North West / Noordwes 6 000 8 100 7 000 8 750
Total / Totaal 36 650 47 930 42 900 52 590
Sorghum
Area planted and second production forecast  2023  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
2023 2023 2022 2022
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 5 200 18 200 7 800 20 700
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 100 400 200 740
Mpumalanga 8 500 41 650 9 000 43 650
Limpopo 15 500 37 200 15 000 26 250
Gauteng 100 450 200 800
North West / Noordwes 4 600 11 500 5 000 11 000
Total / Totaal 34 000 109 400 37 200 103 140

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and second production forecast (2023) Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2023

Commercial maize

The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 15,880 million tons, which is 1,69% or 264 475 tons more than the previous forecast of 15,615 million tons. The expected yield for maize is 6,14 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 2,65% or 409 525 tons larger than the 2022 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 82% of the 2023 crop.

The production forecast of white maize is 8,344 million tons, which is 1,92% or 157 225 tons more than the 8,187 million tons of the previous forecast. The revised area estimate for white maize is 1,521 million ha and the expected yield is 5,49 t/ha.

In the case of yellow maize, the production forecast is 7,535 million tons, which is 1,44% or 107 250 tons more than the 7,428 million tons of the previous forecast. The revised area estimate for yellow maize is 1,065 million ha and the yield is 7,08 t/ha.

Please note that information from the objective yield survey by the NCSC for the Mpumalanga province will be available in April 2023; and for the Free State and North West provinces in May 2023. The current yield figures are mainly obtained from producers in the different provinces.

Other summer crops

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 797 610 tons, which is 2,88% or 22 350 tons more than the previous forecast of 775 260 tons. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 555 700 ha, while the expected yield is 1,44 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans increased by 2,21% or 58 470 tons to 2,710 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 1,148 million ha and the expected yield is 2,36 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop has been set at 49 080 tons, which is 4,06% or 2 075 tons less than the previous forecast of 51 155 tons. For groundnuts, the revised area estimate is 31 300 ha, with an expected yield of 1,57 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 109 400 tons, which is 2,61% or 2 930 tons less than the 112 330 tons of the previous forecast. The area estimate for sorghum is 34 000 ha and the expected yield is 3,22 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast is 47 930 tons. The revised area estimate of dry beans is 36 650 ha, with an expected yield of 1,31 t/ha.


Please note that the third production forecast for summer field crops for 2023 will be released on 26 April 2023.

Information is available online at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development or SAGIS, as from 14:30 on the date of the relevant meeting of the Crop Estimates Committee.

Somergewasse – 2023

Kommersiële mielies

Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 15,880 miljoen ton gestel, wat 1,69% of 264 475 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 15,615 miljoen ton. Die verwagte opbrengs van mielies is 6,14 t/ha.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 2,65% of 409 525 ton groter as die 2022-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 82% van die 2023-oes produseer.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 8,344 miljoen ton, wat 1,92% of 157 225 ton meer is as die 8,187 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir witmielies is 1,521 miljoen ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 5,49 t/ha.

In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 7,535 miljoen ton, wat 1,44% of 107 250 ton meer is as die 7,428 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir geel­mielies is 1,065 miljoen ha en die opbrengs is 7,08 t/ha.

Neem kennis dat inligting van die objektiewe opbrengs-opname van die Konsortium vir die Mpumalanga provinsie, in April 2023 gerapporteer word en vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies in Mei 2023. Die huidige opbrengs syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf produsente in die verskillende provinsies.

Ander somergewasse

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 797 610 ton, wat 2,88% of 22 350 ton meer is as die vorige skat­ting van 775 260 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 555 700 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,44 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is verhoog met 2,21% of 58 470 ton na 2,710 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is 1,148 miljoen ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,36 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is op 49 080 ton gestel, wat 4,06% of 2 075 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 51 155 ton. Vir grondbone is die hersiene oppervlakteskatting 31 300 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,57 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 109 400 ton, wat 2,61% of 2 930 ton minder is as die 112 330 ton van die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 34 000 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,22 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 47 930 ton. Die hersiene oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 36 650 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,31 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die derde produksieskatting vir somer­gewasse vir 2023, op 26 April 2023 vrygestel sal word.

Inligting is beskikbaar aanlyn by die Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development of by SAGIS, vanaf 14:30 op die dag van die toepaslike vergadering van die Oesskattingskomitee.

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