South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

Post forecasts that South Africa could export about 1.0 million tons of corn in the 2019/20 MY, on increased production. On the other hand, post estimates South Africa will have to import about 500,000 tons of yellow corn in the 2018/19 MY to augment local production due to the impact of drought. The total commercial corn crop for the 2018/19 MY is estimated at 10.9 million tons, 13 percent less than the 2017/18 MY’s corn crop of 12.5 million tons. However, South Africa is still in a position to supply 1.0 million tons of corn, mainly white corn, to its neighboring countries where import demand increased after the drought. 

South Africa: Grain and Feed Update