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Final area planted and crop production figures of commercial maize, sunflower seed, soybeans, ground


At a meeting held on 13 February 2020, the Crop Estimates Liaison Committee (CELC) oversaw the
process for the finalisation of the crop production figures of commercial white and yellow maize,
sunflower seed, soybeans, groundnuts and sorghum for 2019.

The estimated total production figures as released by the national Crop Estimates Committee (CEC)
were revised, using the published figures of the South Africa Grain Information Services (SAGIS) of
actual deliveries as the basis for the calculations. The figures from the maize utilisation survey to
determine on-farm usage and retentions, which was conducted by the Department of Agriculture,
Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the telephonic survey conducted by the National Crop Statistics
Consortium (NCSC), were added to the SAGIS delivery figures to calculate the final crop production
figures.

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