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The revised area planted estimate and second production forecast for summer crops for 2019

The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 10,561 mill. tons, which is 0,48% or 50 690 tons more than the previous forecast of 10,510 mill. tons. The area estimate for maize was slightly adjusted downward by 1 300 ha to 2,301 mill. ha, while the expected yield is 4,59 t/ha. The estimated maize crop is 16% smaller than the 2018 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 79% of the 2019 crop.

Click here for the report: Oesskattingskomitee | Crop Estimates Committee