South Africa's maize harvest down 9.8% over last year

Maize is used mainly for animal feed
calendar icon 27 May 2022
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South African farmers are expected to harvest 9.8% less maize in the 2021/2022 season compared with the previous season, reported Reuters, citing the government's Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) on Thursday, showing no change from the previous forecast.

The CEC's fourth summer crop forecast estimates the 2022 harvest at 14.723 million tonnes, down from the 16.315 million tonnes harvested last season.

The harvest is expected to consist of 7.553 million tonnes of white maize, used for human consumption, and 7.170 million tonnes of yellow maize, used mainly in animal feed.

Source: Reuters

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