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August 12, 2020
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
August 12, 2020
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.
July 16, 2020
South Africa produced its second highest corn crop in history in the 2019/20 MY. This 16.1 million-ton bumper crop has suppressed local corn prices, and is expected to continue...
June 10, 2020
Over the past decade, sorghum production in South Africa decreased dramatically as producers preferred to plant more profitable crops, like corn and oilseeds.
May 27, 2020
South Africa’s local wheat price increased sharply to record high levels in April 2020.
May 1, 2020
South Africa’s corn exports are continuing on the preexisting positive trend amidst a COVID-19 lockdown that started on March 27, 2020.
April 17, 2020
South Africa has to import rice to meet local demand as rice production is insignificant in the country. As a result, any trade restrictions introduced by exporter countries, due to COVID-19...
March 26, 2020
South Africa will remain a net exporter of corn in the 2020/21 MY, on relatively high stock levels, due to an anticipated bumper crop in the 2019/20 MY.
February 11, 2020
South Africa has a robust and experienced regulatory system for genetically engineered (GE) products which started with the publication of its “GMO” act in 1997.
January 23, 2020
Post estimates that South Africa increased commercial corn planting by almost 10 percent for the 2019/20 MY to 2.5 million hectares.
January 10, 2020
South Africa has a well-developed business market, and is a gateway to Sub-Saharan African markets.
December 5, 2019
The South African Agricultural Fact Sheet has been updated to include calendar year 2019.
November 20, 2019
South Africa’s summer rainfall (September to April) has been limited and scattered so far this season.
November 5, 2019
Due to relatively attractive local market prices after the drought conditions of the previous season, Post projects South Africa to increase corn planting by at least 10 percent in the 2019/20 MY.
October 31, 2019
South Africa has a highly diversified agricultural sector which includes the production of all the major grains (except rice), oil seeds, deciduous and subtropical fruits, sugar, citrus, wine....
July 18, 2019
Post forecasts that South Africa could export about 1.0 million tons of corn in the 2019/20 MY, on increased production.
June 18, 2019
Due to drought conditions, Zimbabwe’s corn crop for the 2019/20 MY is estimated to drop by 54 percent to 776,635 tons. In the 2018/19 MY Zimbabwe farmers produced 1.7 million tons of corn....
June 3, 2019
Sorghum production in South Africa decreased dramatically over the past decade as producers preferred to plant more profitable crops like corn and oilseeds.
March 28, 2019
Post estimates South Africa will have to import about one million tons of corn in the 2018/19 MY on an estimated 20 percent decline in commercial production due to drought conditions.
February 22, 2019
Due to unfavorable weather conditions, Post estimates a 14 percent drop in commercial corn area planted for the 2018/19 MY in South Africa.

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