Summer crops: seventh production forecast (2022) and first production forecast for winter cereal (2022)
Sewende somergewas produksieskatting (2022) en eerste oppervlakteskatting van wintergewasse (2022)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and seventh production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Seventh forecast
Sewende skatting
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2022 2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 575 000 7 637 050 7 470 400 1 691 900 8 600 000 +2.23
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 048 000 7 367 050 7 243 400 1 063 500 7 715 000 +1.71
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 623 000 15 004 100 14 713 800 2 755 400 16 315 000 +1.97
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 670 700 876 050 922 750 477 800 678 000 -5.06
Soybeans / Sojabone 925 300 2 172 100 2 151 350 827 100 1 897 000 +0.96
Groundnuts / Grondbone 43 400 49 000 49 000 38 550 64 300
Sorghum 37 200 123 700 136 200 49 200 215 000 -9.18
Dry beans / Droëbone 42 900 52 590 51 720 47 390 57 672 +1.68
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Total maize / Totale mielies 378 800 667 000 667 000 362 900 636 440
Maize: commercial + non-commercial / Mielies: kommersieël + nie-kommersieël
Total maize RSA / Totaal mielies RSA 3 001 800 15 671 100 15 380 800 3 118 300 16 951 440 +1.89

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

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
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Soybean production: 2010-2022 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and seventh production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Seventh forecast
Sewende 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
3 000 42 000 45 000 36 000 651 000 687 000 3 400 41 000 44 400 40 300 627 300 667 600
Free State / Vrystaat
826 500 398 000 1 224 500 3 719 250 2 507 400 6 226 650 907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 492 000 2 542 000 7 034 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 20 500 26 500 39 000 153 750 192 750 6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 133 200 172 200
KwaZulu-Natal
52 000 59 000 111 000 312 000 489 700 801 700 50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 451 000 761 000
Mpumalanga
165 000 350 000 515 000 1 072 500 2 415 000 3 487 500 165 000 360 000 525 000 1 100 500 2 820 000 3 920 500
Limpopo
15 500 25 000 40 500 100 750 202 500 303 250 16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 172 200 284 400
Gauteng
56 500 56 000 112 500 350 300 369 600 719 900 58 000 50 000 108 000 371 200 380 000 751 200
North West / Noordwes
450 000 94 000 544 000 2 002 500 545 200 2 547 700 485 000 95 000 580 000 2 130 000 556 000 2 686 000
Total / Totaal
1 575 000 1 048 000 2 623 000 7 637 050 7 367 050 15 004 100 1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 600 000 7 715 000 16 315 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and seventh production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Seventh forecast
Sewende 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 2 500 6 250 1 100 1 320
Free State / Vrystaat 357 000 499 800 235 000 352 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 750 300 450
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 5 250 3 500 5 250
Limpopo 110 000 88 000 76 500 76 500
Gauteng 2 400 3 000 4 400 5 720
North West / Noordwes 195 000 273 000 157 000 236 260
Total / Totaal 670 700 876 050 477 800 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and seventh production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Seventh forecast
Sewende 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 3 000 1 000 3 500
Free State / Vrystaat 415 000 892 250 365 000 766 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 000 9 000 3 100 9 300
KwaZulu-Natal 39 000 142 350 36 000 129 600
Mpumalanga 300 000 690 000 290 000 644 550
Limpopo 22 500 76 500 20 500 71 750
Gauteng 45 000 99 000 42 000 105 000
North West / Noordwes 100 000 260 000 69 500 166 800
Total / Totaal 925 300 2 172 100 827 100 1 897 000
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and seventh production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Seventh forecast
Sewende 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 2 400 6 000 1 500 3 900
Free State / Vrystaat 19 000 20 900 16 000 26 450
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 2 000 5 100 3 000 6 900
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 20 000 17 000 18 000 27 000
Total / Totaal 43 400 49 000 38 550 64 300
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and seventh production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Seventh forecast
Sewende 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 1 080 350 700
Free State / Vrystaat 15 500 13 950 22 000 16 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 2 300 2 760 3 000 3 900
Mpumalanga 6 000 6 600 6 500 9 750
Limpopo 10 400 18 200 8 000 16 000
Gauteng 800 800 840 1 092
North West / Noordwes 7 000 8 750 6 400 9 280
Total / Totaal 42 900 52 590 47 390 57 672
Sorghum
Area planted and seventh production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Seventh forecast
Sewende 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 19 500 10 500 45 675
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 200 800 500 2 300
Mpumalanga 9 000 48 600 9 400 57 325
Limpopo 15 000 39 000 17 000 61 200
Gauteng 200 800 300 1 350
North West / Noordwes 5 000 15 000 11 500 47 150
Total / Totaal 37 200 123 700 49 200 215 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and seventh production forecast (2022) Oppervlakte- en sewende produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2022

Commercial maize

The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 15,004 million tons. The area estimate for maize is 2,623 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,72 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 8% smaller than the 2021 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 82% of the 2022 crop.

The area estimate for white maize is 1,575 million ha and for yellow maize the area estimate is 1,048 million ha.

The production forecast for white maize has been set at 7,637 million tons, which is 2,23% or 166 650 tons more than the previous forecast of 7,470 million tons. The yield for white maize is 4,85 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 7,367 million tons, which is 1,71% or 123 650 tons more than the previous forecast of 7,243 million tons. The yield for yellow maize is 7,03 t/ha.

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 876 050 tons, which is 5,06% or 46 700 tons lower than the previous forecast of 922 750 tons. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 670 700 ha, while the expected yield is 1,31 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans has been set at 2,172 million tons, which is 0,96% or 20 750 tons more than the previous forecast of 2,151 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 925 300 ha and the expected yield is 2,35 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop remained unchanged at 49 000 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 43 400 ha, with an expected yield of 1,13 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 123 700 tons, which is 9,18% or 12 500 tons less than the previous forecast of 136 200 tons. The area estimate for sorghum is 37 200 ha and the expected yield is 3,33 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast was adjusted upwards by 1,68% or 870 tons, from 51 720 tons to 52 590 tons. The area estimate of dry beans is 42 900 ha, with an expected yield of 1,23 t/ha.


Please note that the eighth production forecast for summer field crops for 2022 will be released on 28 September 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 – 2022

Kommersiële mielies

Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is 15,004 miljoen ton. Die skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,623 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,72 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 8% kleiner as die 2021-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 82% van die 2022-oes produseer.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1,575 miljoen ha en vir geelmielies is die oppervlak 1,048 miljoen ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 7,637 miljoen ton, wat 2,23% of 166 650 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 7,470 miljoen ton. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 4,85 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 7,367 miljoen ton, wat 1,71% of 123 650 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 7,243 miljoen ton. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 7,03 t/ha.

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonne­blomsaad is 876 050 ton, wat 5,06% of 46 700 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 922 750 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 670 700 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,31 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is op 2,172 miljoen ton gestel, wat 0,96% of 20 750 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 2,151 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant met sojabone is 925 300 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,35 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is onveranderd gelaat op 49 000 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 43 400 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,13 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 123 700 ton, wat 9,18% of 12 500 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 136 200 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 37 200 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,33 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting ook opwaarts aangepas met 1,68% of 870 ton, vanaf 51 720 ton tot 52 590 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 42 900 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,23 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die agtste produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2022, op 28 September 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  2022  Oppervlakte- en produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Production
Produksie
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Non-commercial agriculture / Nie-kommersiële landbou
  White maize / Witmielies 296 950 482 000 276 100 445 335 +8.23
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 81 850 185 000 86 800 191 105 -3.19
Maize / Mielies 378 800 667 000 362 900 636 440 +4.80

The area planted to maize in the non-commercial agricultural sector is estimated at 378 800 ha, which represents an increase of 4,38%, compared to the 362 900 ha of the previous season. The expected maize crop for this sector is 667 000 tons, which is 4,80% more than the 636 440 tons of last season. It is important to note that about 47% of the maize produced in the non-commercial sector, is planted in the Eastern Cape, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 22%.

Die oppervlakte beplant met mielies in die nie-kommersiële landbou-sektor word geskat op 378 800 ha, wat 'n toename van 4,38% verteenwoordig in vergelyking met die 362 900 ha van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte mielie-oes van dié sektor is 667 000 ton, wat 4,80% meer is as die 636 440 ton van die vorige seisoen. Dit is belangrik om daarop te let dat ongeveer 47% van die mielies wat geproduseer word in die nie-kommersiële sektor, in die Oos-Kaap geplant word, gevolg deur KwaZulu-Natal met 22%.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area   2000-2022   Oppervlakte
Area planted to non-commercial maize: 2000-2022 graph
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Production   2000-2022   Produksie
Production of non-commercial maize: 2000-2022 graph
Winter cereals / Wintergewasse
Revised area planted estimate and first production forecast  2022  Hersiene oppervlakteskatting 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
Wheat / Koring 560 100 2 178 935 523 500 2 285 000 -4.64
Barley / Gars ¹ 101 000 370 350 94 730 334 000 +10.88
Canola 123 360 197 880 100 000 198 100 -0.11
Oats / Hawer ¹ 28 150 43 880 36 250 59 000 +7.16
Sweet lupins / Soetlupine 21 000 21 000 22 000 28 600 -26.57

¹  Commercial only. Excluding barley or oats used as pasture, silage, hay and/or on the farm as fodder for livestock.
¹  Slegs kommersieël. Uitgesluit gars of hawer wat gebruik word as weiding, kuilvoer, hooi en/of op die plaas as voer vir vee.

Wheat / Koring
Revised area planted estimate and first production forecast  2022  Hersiene oppervlakteskatting en eerste produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
First forecast
Eerste skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 360 000 1 008 000 360 000 1 260 000
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 38 000 285 000 35 500 275 125
Free State / Vrystaat 100 000 490 000 70 000 360 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 4 300 27 520 3 800 25 080
KwaZulu-Natal 9 200 57 040 8 500 56 950
Mpumalanga 4 000 27 000 4 100 28 300
Limpopo 29 000 182 700 26 500 176 220
Gauteng 1 100 7 425 1 100 7 425
North West / Noordwes 14 500 94 250 14 000 95 900
Total / Totaal 560 100 2 178 935 523 500 2 285 000
Wheat / Koring
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Production of wheat: 2010-2022 graph
Malting barley / Moutgars
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Production of malting barley: 2010-2022 graph
Canola
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Production of canola: 2010-2022 graph

Winter cereal crops / Wintergewasse
Revised area estimate and first production forecast for 2022 / Hersiene oppervlakteskatting en eerste produksieskatting vir 2022

Winter cereal crops – 2022

Wheat

The expected production of wheat is 2,179 million tons, which is 4,64% or 106 065 tons less than the previous seasons' crop of 2,285 million tons, whilst the expected yield is 3,89 t/ha.

The expected production in the Western Cape is 1,008 million tons (46%), which is 252 000 tons less than the 1,260 million tons produced in the previous season. In the Free State, the expected production is 490 000 tons (22%), which is 130 000 tons more than the previous seasons' crop of 360 000 tons. In the Northern Cape, 285 000 tons (13%) is expected to be produced – 9 875 tons more than the 275 125 tons produced in the previous season.

The area estimate for wheat was revised to 560 100 ha, which is 6 200 ha more than the 553 900 ha of the previous forecast. An estimated 360 000 ha or 64% is planted in the Western Cape, 100 000 ha or 18% in the Free State and 38 000 ha or 7% in the Northern Cape.

Other crops

The production forecast for barley is 370 350 tons, which is 10,88% or 36 350 tons more than the previous seasons' crop of 334 000 tons. The area planted is estimated at 101 000 ha, while the expected yield is 3,67 t/ha.

The expected canola crop is 197 880 tons, which is 0,11% or 220 tons less than the previous seasons' crop of 198 100 tons. The area estimate for canola is 123 360 ha, with an expected yield of 1,56 t/ha.

The expected crop for oats for the 2022 season is 43 880 tons and the revised area planted is 28 150 ha. The expected yield is 1,56 t/ha.

In the case of sweet lupines, the production forecast is 21 000 tons. The area estimate of sweet lupines is 21 000 ha, with an expected yield of 1,00 t/ha.


Please note that the second production forecast for winter cereals for 2022 will be released on 28 September 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 – 2022

Koring

Die verwagte produksie vir koring is 2,179 miljoen ton, wat 4,64% of 106 065 ton minder is as die vorige seisoen se oes van 2,285 miljoen ton, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 3,89 t/ha is.

Die verwagte produksie in die Wes-Kaap is 1,008 miljoen ton (46%), wat 252 000 ton minder is as die 1,260 miljoen ton geproduseer in die vorige seisoen. In die Vrystaat is die verwagte produksie 490 000 ton (22%), wat 130 000 ton meer is as die vorige seisoen se oes van 360 000 ton. In die Noord-Kaap is die beraamde produksie 285 000 ton (13%) – 9 875 ton meer as die 275 125 ton geproduseer in die vorige seisoen.

Die oppervlakteskatting vir koring is hersien na 560 100 ha, wat 6 200 ha meer is as die 553 900 ha teenoor die vorige skatting. Die beraamde oppervlakte geplant in die Wes-Kaap is 360 000 ha of 64%, die Vrystaat is 100 000 ha of 18% en 38 000 ha of 7% is in die Noord-Kaap.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting vir gars is 370 350 ton, wat 10,88% of 36 350 ton meer is as die vorige seisoen se oes van 334 000 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant word beraam op 101 000 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 3,67 t/ha beloop.

Die verwagte canola-oes is 197 880 ton, wat 0,11% of 220 ton minder is as die vorige seisoen se oes van 198 100 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir canola is 123 360 ha, met ʼn verwagte opbrengs van 1,56 t/ha.

Die verwagte oes vir hawer vir die 2022-seisoen is 43 880 ton en die hersiene oppervlakteskatting is 28 150 ton. Die verwagte opbrengs is 1,56 t/ha.

In die geval van soetlupine is die produksieskatting 21 000 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met soetlupine is 21 000 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,00 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die tweede produksieskatting vir wintergewasse vir 2022 op 28 September 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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