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Monthly food security bulletin of South Africa: June 2020


Highlights:
* The ENSO Outlook has been raised to La Niña WATCH. This means while the El Niño-Southern Oscillation is currently neutral, the chance of a La Niña forming during the southern hemisphere spring has increased to around 50% - twice the normal likelihood.
* The projected closing stocks of wheat for the current 2019/20 marketing year are 426 079 tons, which includes imports of 1,800 million tons. It is also 21,0% less than the previous years’ ending stocks.
* The expected commercial maize crop for 2020 is 15,514 million tons, which is 37,6% more than the 11,275 million tons of the previous season (2019).
* Projected closing stocks of maize for the current 2020/21 marketing year are 1,922 million tons, which is 92,1% more than the previous years’ ending stocks.

Read more: DALRRD Monthly food security bulletin of South Africa: June 2020