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Summer crops: area planted and second production forecast (2024)
Somergewasse: oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting (2024)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and second production forecast  2024  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
2024 2024 2024 2023 2023
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 554 750 6 277 000 7 040 900 1 521 300 8 505 000 -10.85
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 081 500 6 978 750 7 318 400 1 064 800 7 925 000 -4.64
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 636 250 13 255 750 14 359 300 2 586 100 16 430 000 -7.69
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 529 000 589 000 671 100 555 700 720 000 -12.23
Soybeans / Sojabone 1 150 500 1 813 790 2 139 480 1 148 300 2 770 000 -15.22
Groundnuts / Grondbone 41 200 57 610 64 395 31 300 53 000 -10.54
Sorghum 42 100 89 630 110 780 34 000 94 360 -19.09
Dry beans / Droëbone 39 550 54 120 59 880 36 650 50 260 -9.62
Total / Totaal 4 438 600 15 859 900 17 404 935 4 392 050 20 117 620 -8.88

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2023/2024 = 2024
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2023/2024 = 2024

Total maize / Totale mielies
Production   2015-2024   Produksie
Graph of the total maize production from 2015 to 2024
White maize / Witmielies
Production   2015-2024   Produksie
Graph of White maize production from 2015 to 2024
Yellow maize / Geelmielies
Production   2015-2024   Produksie
Graph of Yellow maize production from 2015 to 2024
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and second production forecast  2024  Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting
Area planted
oppervlakte beplant
Second forecast
Tweede skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2024 2024 2023 2023
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 2 300 32 200 34 500 250 3 500 3 750 2 375 33 000 35 375
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
1 500 42 000 43 500 18 000 676 200 694 200 1 000 43 500 44 500 12 500 696 000 708 500
Free State / Vrystaat
835 000 415 000 1 250 000 3 507 000 2 178 750 5 685 750 780 000 401 000 1 181 000 4 446 000 2 696 000 7 142 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 27 000 33 000 39 000 189 000 228 000 5 750 25 000 30 750 40 250 192 500 232 750
KwaZulu-Natal
47 000 67 000 114 000 291 400 569 500 860 900 49 000 65 000 114 000 298 900 537 000 835 900
Mpumalanga
160 000 360 000 520 000 984 000 2 448 000 3 432 000 156 500 352 000 508 500 1 032 900 2 596 000 3 628 900
Limpopo
11 000 15 000 26 000 71 500 121 500 193 000 16 800 22 800 39 600 114 075 187 000 301 075
Gauteng
54 000 62 000 116 000 307 800 421 600 729 400 56 000 52 000 108 000 364 000 392 500 756 500
North West / Noordwes
440 000 90 000 530 000 1 056 000 342 000 1 398 000 456 000 100 000 556 000 2 194 000 595 000 2 789 000
Total / Totaal
1 554 750 1 081 500 2 636 250 6 277 000 6 978 750 13 255 750 1 521 300 1 064 800 2 586 100 8 505 000 7 925 000 16 430 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and second production forecast  2024  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
2024 2024 2023 2023
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 000 4 600 2 500 6 250
Free State / Vrystaat 255 000 318 750 290 000 402 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 700 1 400 700 1 400
KwaZulu-Natal 300 600 300 600
Mpumalanga 3 500 4 900 5 000 7 140
Limpopo 90 000 72 000 100 000 75 000
Gauteng 2 500 3 000 2 200 2 860
North West / Noordwes 175 000 183 750 155 000 224 750
Total / Totaal 529 000 589 000 555 700 720 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and second production forecast  2024  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
2024 2024 2023 2023
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 200 4 380 1 000 3 750
Free State / Vrystaat 545 000 708 500 565 000 1 330 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 5 300 14 310 4 300 12 900
KwaZulu-Natal 47 000 169 200 44 000 163 000
Mpumalanga 320 000 576 000 305 000 671 000
Limpopo 21 000 71 400 26 000 88 500
Gauteng 56 000 84 000 48 000 105 600
North West / Noordwes 155 000 186 000 155 000 395 250
Total / Totaal 1 150 500 1 813 790 1 148 300 2 770 000
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2024  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
2024 2024 2023 2023
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 4 200 11 970 2 000 5 300
Free State / Vrystaat 17 000 24 650 12 300 21 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 300 795
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 1 700 3 995 2 000 4 700
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 18 000 16 200 15 000 22 000
Total / Totaal 41 200 57 610 31 300 53 000
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and second production forecast  2024  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
2024 2024 2023 2023
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 200 100 180
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 500 1 050 450 990
Free State / Vrystaat 13 500 12 825 14 000 13 300
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 400 200 360
KwaZulu-Natal 2 100 2 520 2 100 3 150
Mpumalanga 2 600 4 290 5 000 7 000
Limpopo 12 200 24 400 8 000 16 000
Gauteng 850 935 800 880
North West / Noordwes 7 500 7 500 6 000 8 400
Total / Totaal 39 550 54 120 36 650 50 260
Sorghum
Area planted and second production forecast  2024  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
2024 2024 2023 2023
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 11 500 14 950 5 200 14 820
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 100 300
KwaZulu-Natal 100 350 100 400
Mpumalanga 8 300 34 860 8 500 35 275
Limpopo 18 000 32 400 15 500 33 325
Gauteng 100 370 100 420
North West / Noordwes 4 000 6 400 4 600 10 120
Total / Totaal 42 100 89 630 34 000 94 360

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and second production forecast (2024) Oppervlakte- en tweede produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2024

Commercial maize

The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 13,256 million tons, which is 7,69% or 1,104 million tons less than the previous forecast of 14,359 million tons. The expected yield for maize is 5,03 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 19,32% or 3,174 million tons smaller than the 2023 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 79% of the 2024 crop.

The production forecast of white maize is 6,277 million tons, which is 10,85% or 763 900 tons less than the 7,040 million tons of the previous forecast. The revised area estimate for white maize is 1,555 million ha and the expected yield is 4,04 t/ha.

In the case of yellow maize, the production forecast is 6,979 million tons, which is 4,64% or 339 650 tons less than the 7,318 million tons of the previous forecast. The area estimate for yellow maize is 1,082 million ha and the yield is 6,45 t/ha.

Please note that information from the objective yield survey by the NCSC for the Mpumalanga province will be available in April 2024; and for the Free State and North West provinces in May 2024. 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 589 000 tons, which is 12,23% or 82 100 tons less than the previous forecast of 671 100 tons. The revised area estimate for sunflower seed is 529 000 ha (from 559 500 ha the previous month's estimate), while the expected yield is 1,11 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans decreased by 15,22% or 325 690 tons to 1,814 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans was revised to 1,151 million ha (from 1,122 million ha the previous month's estimate), with an expected yield of 1,58 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop has been set at 57 610 tons, which is 10,54% or 6 785 tons less than the previous forecast of 64 395 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 41 200 ha, with an expected yield of 1,40 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 89 630 tons, which is 19,09% or 21 150 tons less than the 110 780 tons of the previous forecast. The area estimate for sorghum is 42 100 ha and the expected yield is 2,13 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast is 54 120 tons. The area estimate of dry beans is 39 550 ha, with an expected yield of 1,37 t/ha.


Please note that the third production forecast for summer field crops for 2024 will be released on 25 April 2024. The intentions to plant winter cereals for 2024 will also be released on 25 April 2024.

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 – 2024

Kommersiële mielies

Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 13,256 miljoen ton gestel, wat 7,69% of 1,104 miljoen ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 14,359 miljoen ton. Die verwagte opbrengs van mielies is 5,03 t/ha.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 19,32% of 3,174 miljoen ton minder as die 2023-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielie­produserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpu­ma­langa en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na ver­wagting 79% van die 2024-oes produseer.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 6,277 miljoen ton, wat 10,85% of 763 900 ton minder is as die 7,040 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir witmielies is 1,555 miljoen ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 4,04 t/ha.

In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 6,979 miljoen ton, wat 4,64% of 339 650 ton minder is as die 7,318 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakteskatting vir geelmielies is 1,082 miljoen ha en die opbrengs is 6,45 t/ha.

Neem kennis dat inligting van die objektiewe op­brengsopname van die Konsortium vir die Mpuma­langa provinsie, in April 2024 gerapporteer word en vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies in Mei 2024. Die huidige opbrengs syfers is hoofsaaklik verkry vanaf produsente in die verskillende provinsies.

Ander somergewasse

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonne­blomsaad is 589 000 ton, wat 12,23% of 82 100 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 671 100 ton. Die hersiene oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 529 000 ha (vanaf 559 500 ha die vorige maand se skatting), terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,11 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is verminder met 15,22% of 325 690 ton na 1,814 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is her­sien na 1,151 miljoen ha (vanaf 1,122 miljoen ha die vorige maand se skatting), met 'n verwagte op­brengs van 1,58 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is op 57 610 ton gestel, wat 10,54% of 6 785 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 64 395 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 41 200 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,40 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 89 630 ton, wat 19,09% of 21 150 ton minder is as die 110 780 ton van die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 42 100 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,13 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 54 120 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 39 550 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,37 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die derde produksie­skatting vir somergewasse vir 2024, op 25 April 2024 vrygestel sal word. Die voornemens om winter­gewasse te plant vir 2024 sal ook op 25 April 2024 vrygestel 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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