South Africa's maize harvest forecast 5.7% lower than last year

The country will harvest 7.597 mln tonnes for feed
calendar icon 1 December 2022
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South African farmers are expected to harvest 5.7% less maize in the 2021/2022 season compared with the previous season, Reuters reported, citing the government's Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) on Tuesday.

The CEC's final summer crop forecast estimates the 2022 harvest at 15.387 million tonnes, down from the 16.315 million tonnes harvested last season.

The harvest is expected to consist of 7.790 million tonnes of white maize, used for human consumption, and 7.597 million tonnes of yellow maize, used mainly in animal feed.

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