Summer crops: sixth production forecast (2022) and preliminary winter cereal estimates (2022)
Somergewasse: sesde produksieskatting (2022) en voorlopige wintergewas oppervlakteskatting (2022)

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Fifth forecast
Vyfde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2022 2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (B) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
  White maize / Witmielies 1 575 000 7 470 400 7 470 400 1 691 900 8 600 000
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 1 048 000 7 243 400 7 208 400 1 063 500 7 715 000 +0.49
Total Maize / Totale Mielies 2 623 000 14 713 800 14 678 800 2 755 400 16 315 000 +0.24
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad 670 700 922 750 961 350 477 800 678 000 -4.02
Soybeans / Sojabone 925 300 2 151 350 2 091 350 827 100 1 897 000 +2.87
Groundnuts / Grondbone 43 400 49 000 54 900 38 550 64 300 -10.75
Sorghum 37 200 136 200 140 820 49 200 215 000 -3.28
Dry beans / Droëbone 42 900 51 720 53 565 47 390 57 672 -3.44
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Total maize / Totale mielies 378 800 667 000 667 000 362 900 636 440
Maize: commercial + non-commercial / Mielies: kommersieël + nie-kommersieël
Total maize RSA / Totaal mielies RSA 3 001 800 15 380 800 15 345 800 3 118 300 16 951 440 +0.23

Note:  Estimate is for calendar year, for example production season 2021/2022 = 2022
Nota:  Skatting is vir kalenderjaar, byvoorbeeld produksie-seisoen 2021/2022 = 2022

White maize / Witmielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
White maize production: 2010-2022 graph
Yellow maize / Geelmielies
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Yellow maize production: 2010-2022 graph
Soybeans / Sojabone
Production   2010-2022   Produksie
Soybean production: 2010-2022 graph
White and Yellow maize / Wit- en Geelmielies
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2022 2022 2021 2021
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
White
Wit
Yellow
Geel
Total
Totaal
Ha Tons Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
500 3 500 4 000 4 750 32 900 37 650 500 3 500 4 000 4 800 33 300 38 100
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
3 000 42 000 45 000 36 000 651 000 687 000 3 400 41 000 44 400 40 300 627 300 667 600
Free State / Vrystaat
826 500 398 000 1 224 500 3 636 600 2 467 600 6 104 200 907 500 420 000 1 327 500 4 492 000 2 542 000 7 034 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
6 000 20 500 26 500 39 000 151 700 190 700 6 000 18 000 24 000 39 000 133 200 172 200
KwaZulu-Natal
52 000 59 000 111 000 312 000 472 000 784 000 50 000 55 000 105 000 310 000 451 000 761 000
Mpumalanga
165 000 350 000 515 000 1 056 000 2 380 000 3 436 000 165 000 360 000 525 000 1 100 500 2 820 000 3 920 500
Limpopo
15 500 25 000 40 500 100 750 202 500 303 250 16 500 21 000 37 500 112 200 172 200 284 400
Gauteng
56 500 56 000 112 500 350 300 364 000 714 300 58 000 50 000 108 000 371 200 380 000 751 200
North West / Noordwes
450 000 94 000 544 000 1 935 000 521 700 2 456 700 485 000 95 000 580 000 2 130 000 556 000 2 686 000
Total / Totaal
1 575 000 1 048 000 2 623 000 7 470 400 7 243 400 14 243 400 1 691 900 1 063 500 2 755 400 8 600 000 7 715 000 16 315 000
Sunflower seed / Sonneblomsaad
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 500 6 250 1 100 1 320
Free State / Vrystaat 357 000 535 500 235 000 352 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 300 750 300 450
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga 3 500 5 250 3 500 5 250
Limpopo 110 000 99 000 76 500 76 500
Gauteng 2 400 3 000 4 400 5 720
North West / Noordwes 195 000 273 000 157 000 236 260
Total / Totaal 670 700 922 750 477 800 678 000
Soybeans / Sojabone
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 800 3 000 1 000 3 500
Free State / Vrystaat 415 000 871 500 365 000 766 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 3 000 9 000 3 100 9 300
KwaZulu-Natal 39 000 142 350 36 000 129 600
Mpumalanga 300 000 690 000 290 000 644 550
Limpopo 22 500 76 500 20 500 71 750
Gauteng 45 000 99 000 42 000 105 000
North West / Noordwes 100 000 260 000 69 500 166 800
Total / Totaal 925 300 2 151 350 827 100 1 897 000
Groundnuts / Grondbone
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 2 400 6 000 1 500 3 900
Free State / Vrystaat 19 000 20 900 16 000 26 450
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 50 50
Mpumalanga
Limpopo 2 000 5 100 3 000 6 900
Gauteng
North West / Noordwes 20 000 17 000 18 000 27 000
Total / Totaal 43 400 49 000 38 550 64 300
Dry beans / Droëbone
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 100 150 100 150
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 600 1 080 350 700
Free State / Vrystaat 15 500 13 950 22 000 16 500
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 200 300 200 300
KwaZulu-Natal 2 300 2 760 3 000 3 900
Mpumalanga 6 000 6 600 6 500 9 750
Limpopo 10 400 17 680 8 000 16 000
Gauteng 800 880 840 1 092
North West / Noordwes 7 000 8 400 6 400 9 280
Total / Totaal 42 900 51 720 47 390 57 672
Sorghum
Area planted and sixth production forecast  2022  Oppervlakte- en sesde produksieskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Sixth forecast
Sesde skatting
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Ha Tons Ha Tons
2022 2022 2021 2021
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap
Free State / Vrystaat 7 800 24 960 10 500 45 675
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap
KwaZulu-Natal 200 840 500 2 300
Mpumalanga 9 000 48 600 9 400 57 325
Limpopo 15 000 43 500 17 000 61 200
Gauteng 200 800 300 1 350
North West / Noordwes 5 000 17 500 11 500 47 150
Total / Totaal 37 200 136 200 49 200 215 000

Summer crops / Somergewasse
Area estimate and third production forecast (2022) Oppervlakte- en derde produksieskatting

Summer field crops – 2022

Commercial maize

The size of the expected commercial maize crop has been set at 14,714 million tons. The area estimate for maize is 2,623 million ha, while the expected yield is 5,61 t/ha.

The estimated maize crop is 10% smaller than the 2021 crop. The three main maize producing areas, namely the Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces are expected to produce 82% of the 2022 crop.

The area estimate for white maize is 1,575 million ha and for yellow maize the area estimate is 1,048 million ha.

The production forecast for white maize remained unchanged at 7,470 million tons, whilst the yield for white maize is 4,74 t/ha. In the case of yellow maize the production forecast is 7,243 million tons, which is 0,49% or 35 000 tons more than the previous forecast of 7,208 million tons. The yield for yellow maize is 6,91 t/ha.

Sunflower seed: The production forecast for sunflower seed is 922 750 tons, which is 4,02% or 38 600 tons lower than the previous forecast of 961 350 tons. The area estimate for sunflower seed is 670 700 ha, while the expected yield is 1,38 t/ha.

Other crops

The production forecast for soybeans has been set at 2,151 million tons, which is 2,87% or 60 000 tons more than the previous forecast of 2,091 million tons. The estimated area planted to soybeans is 925 300 ha and the expected yield is 2,33 t/ha.

The expected groundnut crop was adjusted downwards by 10,75% or 5 900 tons, from 54 900 tons to 49 000 tons. For groundnuts, the area estimate is 43 400 ha, with an expected yield of 1,13 t/ha.

The production forecast for sorghum is 136 200 tons, which is 3,28% or 4 620 tons less than the previous forecast of 140 820 tons. The area estimate for sorghum is 37 200 ha and the expected yield is 3,66 t/ha.

In the case of dry beans, the production forecast was also adjusted downwards by 3,44% or 1 845 tons, from 53 565 tons to 51 720 ton. The area estimate of dry beans is 42 900 ha, with an expected yield of 1,21 t/ha.


Please note that the seventh production forecast for summer field crops for 2022 will be released on 30 August 2022.

Information is available on the internet at:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates or:
www.sagis.org.za, as from 14:30 on the date of the relevant meeting of the Crop Estimates Committee.

Somergewasse – 2022

Kommersiële mielies

Die grootte van die verwagte kommersiële mielie-oes is 14,714 miljoen ton. Die skatting van die oppervlakte onder mielies is 2,623 miljoen ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 5,61 t/ha is.

Die geskatte mielie-oes is 10% kleiner as die 2021-oes. Die drie belangrikste mielieproduserende gebiede, naamlik die Vrystaat, Mpumalanga en Noordwes provinsies, gaan na verwagting 82% van die 2022-oes produseer.

Die oppervlak onder witmielies is 1,575 miljoen ha en vir geel­mielies is die oppervlak 1,048 miljoen ha.

Die produksieskatting van witmielies is onveranderd gelaat op 7,470 miljoen ton, terwyl die opbrengs van witmielies 4,74 t/ha is. In die geval van geelmielies is die produksieskatting 7,243 miljoen ton, wat 0,49% of 35 000 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 7,208 miljoen ton. Die opbrengs van geelmielies is 6,91 t/ha.

Sonneblomsaad: Die produksieskatting vir sonneblomsaad is 922 750 ton, wat 4,02% of 38 600 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 961 350 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sonneblom­saad is 670 700 ha, terwyl die verwagte opbrengs 1,38 t/ha is.

Ander gewasse

Die produksieskatting van sojabone is op 2,151 miljoen ton gestel, wat 2,87% of 60 000 ton meer is as die vorige skatting van 2,091 miljoen ton. Die geskatte oppervlakte beplant met sojabone is 925 300 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 2,33 t/ha.

Die verwagte grondbone-oes is afwaarts aangepas met 10,75% of 5 900 ton, vanaf 54 900 ton na 49 000 ton. Vir grondbone is die oppervlakteskatting 43 400 ha, terwyl the verwagte opbrengs 1,13 t/ha is.

Die produksieskatting van sorghum is 136 200 ton, wat 3,28% of 4 620 ton minder is as die vorige skatting van 140 820 ton. Die oppervlakteskatting vir sorghum is 37 200 ha, en die verwagte opbrengs is 3,66 t/ha.

In die geval van droëbone is die produksieskatting ook afwaarts aangepas met 3,44% of 1 845 ton, vanaf 53 565 ton tot 51 720 ton. Die oppervlakte beplant met droëbone is 42 900 ha en die verwagte opbrengs is 1,21 t/ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die sewende produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2022, op 30 Augustus 2022 vrygestel sal word.

Inligting is beskikbaar op die internet by:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates of by:
www.sagis.org.za, vanaf 14:30 op die dag van die toepaslike vergadering van die Oesskattingskomitee.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area planted and production estimate  2022  Oppervlakte- en produksieskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Production
Produksie
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change
Verandering
2022 2022 2021 2021
Ha Tons Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (B) ÷ (D)
Non-commercial agriculture / Nie-kommersiële landbou
  White maize / Witmielies 296 950 482 000 276 100 445 335 +8.23
  Yellow maize / Geelmielies 81 850 185 000 86 800 191 105 -3.19
Maize / Mielies 378 800 667 000 362 900 636 440 +4.80

The area planted to maize in the non-commercial agricultural sector is estimated at 378 800 ha, which represents an increase of 4,38%, compared to the 362 900 ha of the previous season. The expected maize crop for this sector is 667 000 tons, which is 4,80% more than the 636 440 tons of last season. It is important to note that about 47% of the maize produced in the non-commercial sector, is planted in the Eastern Cape, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 22%.

Die oppervlakte beplant met mielies in die nie-kommersiële landbou-sektor word geskat op 378 800 ha, wat 'n toename van 4,38% verteenwoordig in vergelyking met die 362 900 ha van die vorige seisoen. Die verwagte mielie-oes van dié sektor is 667 000 ton, wat 4,80% meer is as die 636 440 ton van die vorige seisoen. Dit is belangrik om daarop te let dat ongeveer 47% van die mielies wat geproduseer word in die nie-kommersiële sektor, in die Oos-Kaap geplant word, gevolg deur KwaZulu-Natal met 22%.

Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Area   2000-2022   Oppervlakte
Area planted to non-commercial maize: 2000-2022 graph
Non-commercial maize / Nie-kommersiële mielies
Production   2000-2022   Produksie
Production of non-commercial maize: 2000-2022 graph
Winter cereals / Wintergewasse
Preliminary area planted estimate  2022  Voorlopige oppervlakteskatting
Crop / Gewas Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Intentions ¹
Voorneme ¹
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
Change / Verandering
2022 Mid April 2022 2021 2021
Ha Ha Ha Tons %
(A) (B) (C) (D) (A) ÷ (C)
Commercial / Kommersieël
Wheat / Koring 553 900 538 350 523 500 2 285 000 +5.81
Barley / Gars ² 106 600 109 100 94 730 334 000 +12.53
Canola 121 200 120 000 100 000 198 100 +21.20
Oats / Hawer ² 30 150 29 150 36 250 59 000 -16.83
Sweet lupins / Soetlupine 30 000 25 000 22 000 28 600 +36.36

¹  Intentions based on conditions at the middle of April 2022.
¹  Voorneme gebaseer op toestande soos teen middel April 2022.

²  Commercial only. Excluding barley or oats used as pasture, silage, hay and/or on the farm as fodder for livestock.
²  Slegs kommersieël. Uitgesluit gars of hawer wat gebruik word as weiding, kuilvoer, hooi en/of op die plaas as voer vir vee.

Wheat / Koring
Preliminary area planted estimate  2022  Voorlopige oppervlakteskatting
Province / Provinsie Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Intentions
Voorneme ¹
Area planted
Oppervlakte beplant
Final crop
Finale oes
2022 Mid April 2022 2021 2021
Ha Ha Ha Tons
Western Cape / Wes-Kaap 360 000 350 000 360 000 1 260 000
Northern Cape / Noord-Kaap 37 000 35 250 35 500 275 125
Free State / Vrystaat 95 000 95 000 70 000 360 000
Eastern Cape / Oos-Kaap 4 300 4 000 3 800 25 080
KwaZulu-Natal 9 000 8 500 8 500 56 950
Mpumalanga 4 000 4 000 4 100 28 300
Limpopo 29 000 26 500 26 500 176 220
Gauteng 1 100 1 100 1 100 7 425
North West / Noordwes 14 500 14 000 14 000 95 900
Total / Totaal 553 900 538 350 523 500 2 285 000

¹  Intentions based on conditions at the middle of April 2022.
¹  Voorneme gebaseer op toestande soos teen middel April 2022.

Wheat / Koring
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Area planted to wheat: 2010-2022 graph
Malting barley / Moutgars
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Area planted to malting barley: 2010-2022 graph
Canola
Area planted   2010-2022   Oppervlakte beplant
Area planted to canola: 2010-2022 graph

Winter cereal crops / Wintergewasse
Intentions to plant for 2022 / Voorneme om vir 2022 te plant

Winter cereal crops – 2022

The preliminary area estimate is based on the results of a non-probability survey conducted by the Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis from the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, and reflects the position as at the middle of July 2022, as well as inputs from the PDA representatives. Please note that the information from the Producer Independent Crop Estimation System (PICES), as conducted by the National Crop Statistics Consortium (NCSC), for the Western Cape will be available in August 2022 and for the Free State in September 2022.

Wheat

The preliminary area estimate for wheat is 553 900 ha, which is 5,81% or 30 400 ha more than the 523 500 ha planted for the previous season.

The estimated area planted in the Western Cape is 360 000 ha, which is the same as the previous season's plantings. In the Free State, 95 000 ha is planted, which is 25 000 ha more than the 70 000 ha planted for the previous season. The area planted in the Northern Cape is 37 000 ha, which is 1 500 ha more than the previous season.

Other crops

The preliminary area estimate for barley is 106 600 ha, which is 12,53% or 11 870 ha more than the 94 730 ha of last season.

The area planted to canola is 121 200 ha, which is 21,20% or 21 200 ha more than the 100 000 ha planted for the previous season.

The preliminary area estimate for oats for the 2022 season is 30 150 ha and for sweet lupines 30 000 ha.


Please note that the revised area planted estimate and first production forecast for winter cereals for 2022 will be released on 30 August 2022.

Information is available on the internet at:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates or:
www.sagis.org.za, as from 14:30 on the date of the relevant meeting of the Crop Estimates Committee.

Wintergewasse – 2022

Die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting is gebaseer op die resultate van 'n nie-ewekansige opname onderneem deur die Direktoraat: Statistiek en Ekonomiese Analise van die Departement van Land­bou, Grondhervorming en Landelike Ontwikkeling, en weerspieël die situasie teen die middel van Julie 2022, sowel as insette van die PDL verteenwoordigers. Let wel, inligting van die Produsente Onafhanklike Oesskattingstelsel ("PICES"), soos gedoen deur die Nasionale Oesskattingskonsortium, sal vir die Wes-Kaap in Augustus 2022 gerapporteer word en vir die Vrystaat in September 2022.

Koring

Die voorlopige skatting van die oppervlakte onder koring beloop 553 900 ha, wat 5,81% of 30 400 ha meer is as die 523 500 ha wat verlede seisoen aangeplant is.

Die beraamde oppervlakte beplant in die Wes-Kaap is 360 000 ha, wat dieselfde is as die vorige seisoen se aanplantings. Vir die Vrystaat is die aanplantings 95 000 ha, wat 25 000 ha meer is as die 70 000 ha wat verlede seisoen aangeplant is. Die oppervlakte beplant in die Noord-Kaap is 37 000 ha, wat 1 500 ha meer is as die vorige seisoen.

Ander gewasse

Die voorlopige oppervlakskatting vir gars is 106 600 ha, wat 12,53% of 11 870 ha meer is as die 94 730 ha van verlede seisoen.

Die oppervlakte onder canola is 121 200 ha, wat 21,20% of 21 200 ha meer is as die 100 000 ha wat verlede seisoen aangeplant is.

Die voorlopige oppervlakteskatting vir hawer vir die 2021-seisoen is 30 150 ha en vir soetlupine 30 000 ha.


Neem asseblief kennis dat die hersiene oppervlakte beplant en eerste produksieskatting vir wintergewasse vir 2022 op 30 Augus­tus 2022 vrygestel sal word.

Inligting is beskikbaar op die internet by:
www.dalrrd.gov.za/Home/Crop-Estimates of by:
www.sagis.org.za, vanaf 14:30 op die dag van die toepaslike vergadering van die Oesskattingskomitee.

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