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Summer crops: area planted and fourth production forecast (2021)
Somergewasse: oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting (2021)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Third forecast
Derde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale skatting
Change
Verandering
2021 2021 2021 2020 2020
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 691 900 8 982 190 8 933 690 1 616 300 8 547 500 +0.54
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 063 500 7 198 150 7 161 900 994 500 6 752 500 +0.51
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 755 400 16 180 340 16 095 590 2 610 800 15 300 000 +0.53
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 477 800 716 240 696 290 500 300 788 500 +2.87
Soybeans / Sojabone 827 100 1 918 150 1 793 650 705 000 1 245 500 +6.94
Groundnuts / Grondbone 38 550 57 900 57 900 37 500 50 080
Sorghum 49 200 195 035 189 885 42 500 158 000
Dry beans / Droëbone 47 390 56 577 56 577 50 150 64 800
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Total maize / Totale mielies 319 460 586 650 586 650 297 460 543 545
Maize: Commercial + non-commercial / Mielies: Kommersieël + nie-kommersieël mielies
Total maize RSA / Totaal mielies RSA 3 074 860 16 766 990 16 682 240 2 908 260 15 843 545 +0.51

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2020/2021 = 2021
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2020/2021 = 2021

Total maize / Totale mielies
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Total maize production: 2010-2021 graph
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Sunflower seed production: 2010-2021 graph
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2010-2021   Produksie
Soybeans production: 2010-2021 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte beplant en vierde produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2021 2021 2020 2020
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 4 500 31 500 36 000 400 3 400 3 800 3 600 30 600 34 200
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
3 400 41 000 44 400 40 290 615 000 655 290 3 400 43 100 46 500 40 300 633 900 674 200
Free State / Vrystaat
907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 719 000 2 415 000 7 134 000 855 000 365 000 1 220 000 4 700 000 2 209 000 6 909 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 131 400 170 400 5 500 17 000 22 500 35 200 119 000 154 200
KwaZulu-Natal
50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 423 500 733 500 47 000 55 000 102 000 298 400 434 500 732 900
Mpumalanga
165 000 360 000 525 000 1 155 000 2 556 000 3 711 000 160 000 353 000 513 000 872 000 2 347 500 3 219 500
Limpopo
16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 168 000 280 200 15 000 18 000 33 000 105 000 126 000 231 000
Gauteng
58 000 50 000 108 000 371 200 340 000 711 200 55 000 50 000 105 000 297 000 330 000 627 000
North West / Noordwes
485 000 95 000 580 000 2 231 000 517 750 2 748 750 475 000 90 000 565 000 2 196 000 522 000 2 718 000
Total / Totaal
1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 982 190 7 198 150 16 180 340 1 616 300 994 500 2 610 800 8 547 500 6 752 500 15 300 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 100 1 320 1 200 1 430
Free State / Vrystaat 235 000 376 000 260 000 444 600
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 450 300 750
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 5 250 2 800 3 920
Limpopo 76 500 84 150 65 000 65 000
Gauteng 4 400 5 720 4 000 5 600
North West / Noordwes 157 000 243 350 167 000 267 200
Total / Totaal 477 800 716 240 500 300 788 500
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 000 3 500 2 000 7 000
Free State / Vrystaat 365 000 766 500 315 000 519 750
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 100 9 300 1 500 3 000
KwaZulu-Natal 36 000 129 600 35 000 101 500
Mpumalanga 290 000 652 500 260 000 416 000
Limpopo 20 500 73 800 15 500 48 050
Gauteng 42 000 109 200 36 000 70 200
North West / Noordwes 69 500 173 750 40 000 80 000
Total / Totaal 827 100 1 918 150 705 000 1 245 500
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 1 500 3 750 1 200 2 580
Free State / Vrystaat 16 000 23 200 11 000 15 400
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 3 000 6 600 2 900 5 220
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 18 000 24 300 22 400 26 880
Total / Totaal 38 550 57 900 37 500 50 080
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 150 100 150
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 350 700 350 700
Free State / Vrystaat 22 000 15 400 24 000 30 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 3 000 3 900 2 900 3 480
Mpumalanga 6 500 10 075 6 600 8 250
Limpopo 8 000 16 000 8 400 13 440
Gauteng 840 1 092 600 780
North West / Noordwes 6 400 8 960 7 000 7 700
Total / Totaal 47 390 56 577 50 150 64 800
Sorghum
Area planted and fourth production forecast  2021  Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Fourth forecast
Vierde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2021 2021 2020 2020
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 10 500 38 325 8 000 35 200
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 500 2 250 1 200 4 200
Mpumalanga 9 400 53 580 8 500 46 340
Limpopo 17 000 56 100 16 000 41 950
Gauteng 300 1 080 300 960
North West / Noordwes 11 500 43 700 8 500 29 350
Total / Totaal 49 200 195 035 42 500 158 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and fourth production forecast (2021) Oppervlakte- en vierde produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2021

Commercial maize: The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 16,180 million tons, which is 0,53% or 84 750 tons more than the previous forecast of 16,096 million tons. The area estimate for maize is 2,755 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,87 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 6% bigger than the 2020 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 84% of the 2021 crop.

The area estimate for white maize is 1,692 million ha and for yellow maize the area estimate is 1,064 million ha.

The production forecast of white maize is 8,982 million tons, which is 0,54% or 48 500 tons more than the 8,934 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for white maize is 5,31 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 7,198 million tons, which is 0,51% or 36 250 tons more than the 7,162 million tons of the previous forecast. The yield for yellow maize is 6,77 t/ha.

The yield per ha for the Free State and North West provinces was based on scientific and objective results provided by the Agricultural Research Council (ARC).

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 716 240 tons, which is 2,87% or 19 950 tons more than the 696 290 tons of the previous forecast. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 477 800 ha, while the expected yield is 1,50 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans increased by 6,94% or 124 500 tons to 1,918 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 827 100 ha and the expected yield is 2,32 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop remained unchanged at 57 900 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 38 550 ha, with an expected yield of 1,50 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 195 035 tons, which is 2,71% or 5 150 tons more than the 189 885 tons of the previous forecast. The area estimate for sorghum is 49 200 ha and the expected yield is 3,96 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast remained unchanged at 56 577 tons. The area estimate of dry beans is 47 390 ha, with an expected yield of 1,19 t/ha.


Please note that the fifth production forecast for summer field crops for 2021 will be released on 29 June 2021.

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 – 2021

Kommersiële mielies: Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is op 16,180 miljoen ton gestel, wat 0,53% of 84 750 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 16,096 miljoen ton. Die skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,755 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,87 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 6% groter as die 2020-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 84% van die 2021-oes produseer.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1,692 miljoen ha en vir geelmielies is die oppervlak 1,064 miljoen ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is 8,982 miljoen ton, 0,54% of 48 500 ton meer as die 8,934 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van witmielies is 5,31 t/ha. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 7,198 miljoen ton, wat 0,51% of 36 250 ton meer is as die 7,162 miljoen ton van die vorige skatting. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,77 t/ha.

Die opbrengs-bepaling per ha vir die Vrystaat en Noordwes provinsies is gebaseer op wetenskaplike en objektiewe resultate verstrek deur die Landbou­navorsingsraad (LNR).

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonne­blomsaad is 716 240 ton, wat 2,87% of 19 950 ton meer is as die 696 290 ton van die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 477 800 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,50 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is verhoog met 6,94% of 124 500 ton na 1,918 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant van sojabone is 827 100 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,32 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is onveranderd gelaat op 57 900 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakte­skatting 38 550 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,50 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 195 035 ton, wat 2,71% of 5 150 ton meer is as die 189 885 ton van die vorige skatting. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 49 200 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,96 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting 56 577 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 47 390 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,19 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die vyfde produksie­skatting vir somergewasse vir 2021, op 29 Junie 2021 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
Preliminary area planted and production estimate  2021  Voorlopige oppervlakte- en produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Production
Produksie
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2021 2021 2020 2020
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Non-commercial agriculture / Nie-kommersiële landbou
  White maize / Witmielies 236 600 399 330 221 945 375 295 +6.40
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 82 860 187 320 75 515 168 250 +11.33
Maize / Mielies 319 460 586 650 297 460 543 545 +7.93

The preliminary area planted to maize in the non-commercial agricultural sector is estimated at 319 460 ha, which represents an increase of 7,40%, compared to the 297 460 ha of the previous season. The expected maize crop for this sector is 586 650 tons, which is 7,93% more than the 543 545 tons of last season. It is important to note that about 45% of the maize produced in the non-commercial sector, is planted in the Eastern Cape, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 28%.

Die voorlopige oppervlakte beplant met mielies in die nie-kommersiële landbou-sektor word geskat op 319 460 ha, wat 'n toename van 7,40% verteenwoordig in vergelyking met die 297 460 ha van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte mielie-oes van dié sektor is 586 650 ton, wat 7,93% meer is as die 543 545 ton van die vorige seisoen. Dit is belangrik om daarop te let dat ongeveer 45% van die mielies wat geproduseer word in die nie-kommersiële sektor, in die Oos-Kaap geplant word, gevolg deur KwaZulu-Natal met 28%.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area   2000-2021   Oppervlakte
Non-commercial maize: production 2000-2021 season
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Production   2000-2021   Produksie
Non-commercial maize: area 2000-2021 season

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