Can I have statistics about the maize industry in South Africa?

Good day,

Thank you for this inquiry. Our database has many reports about the maize industry in South Africa and the agriculture industry.  Below, just four reports are highlighted.

Report 1: MI Prospects:  Fruit & Vegetables in South Africa and the US, March 2016

There is a section in this report dedicated to the white maize production in South Africa with more specific discussion on how production has been affected by a current drought.  There is a graph depicting the white and yellow maize production volume from 2005 through 2016.  There is also a chart that depicts the maize supply and demand balance sheet from 2014 through 2017 seasons for white and yellow maize. Finally, there is a section discussing the maize imports and exports as well as the limited global supply of maize.

global maize demand supply

— Fruit & Vegetables in South Africa and the US, March 2016

Report 2: Figure 1:  US maize export progress, Maize in South Africa Weekly Update, Jan 2015

This report has data that shows the monthly usage of white maize in the animal/industrial sectors from 2012 through 2015 then it shows the total volume of white maize for the 2008 through 2015 seasons. The same data is shown for yellow maize.

“The South African white maize stocks at the end of November 2014 was reported at 3.479 million tons which is significantly higher than the 2.259 million tons seen the same time last year”(pg 6).

Maize in South Africa Weekly Update, Jan 2015

Report 3: AgriTrends:  Vegetable, March 2016

This report discusses the agricultural trends for many sectors in South Africa including a specific section on maize. In this section, discussion on the bullish and bearish factors that affect the maize market is highlighted for both domestic and international arenas. An example of a bearish trend is:

“In the next few weeks, China will unveil its new state corn pricing policy in an attempt to revisit their approach to supporting farm income and to begin dealing with the glut of corn supplies” (pg 7).

— AgriTrends:  Vegetable, March 2016

Then there is an outlook on yellow and white maize futures through 2017.

Report 4: TRADEPROBE, Fruit and Vegetable South Africa, March 2015

This report contains a profile of maize and its importance worldwide as well as the expected consumption volume through 2020.  For South Africa specifically, it is discussed as one of the largest producers of maize in the world with data on production volume and the major producing provinces in South Africa.  There is also a trade analysis with a chart of top 10 importers on maize and the top 10 exporters of maize of which South Africa falls in the top 10 exporters. Finally, there is a chart depicted the main six importers/suppliers of maize into South African.

I hope you find this useful, and can see that there is a lot of useful information available through the portal about the agriculture industry. If you have any additional needs or questions about our reports, please feel free to contact us.