Post estimates that the sugar cane crop will fall by 2 percent to 17.9 million MT in the 2021/22 MY, based on cane that was burnt and rejected by sugar mills during the civil unrest and protests in KwaZulu-Natal, frost damage in some growing areas in June 2021, and some growers diversifying to more profitable crops.
Post forecasts that sugar cane production in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) will increase marginally by 1 percent to 6.1 million Metric Tons (MT) in the 2021/22 Marketing Year (MY), based on good rainfall, increased available irrigation water, normal weather conditions, growth in the area planted and consistent cane yields.
Post forecasts that the South African sugar cane crop will increase by 3 percent to 18.8 million Metric Tons (MT) in the 2021/22 MY, based on normal weather conditions, improvements in yields, and marginal increases in area planted.
Post forecasts that sugar cane production in Zimbabwe will increase by 2 percent to 3.6 million Metric Tons (MT) in the 2021/22 Marketing Year (MY), based on normal weather conditions, availability of sufficient irrigation water, and an increase in area planted.
The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has issued three separate international tenders to purchase 400,000 metric tons (MT) of milling wheat, 320,000 MT of white sugar, and 170,300 MT of parboiled rice.