South Africa: Grain and Feed AnnualUSDA
South Africa will remain a net exporter of corn in the 2020/21 MY, on relatively high stock levels, due to an anticipated bumper crop in the 2019/20 MY. Post estimates South Africa could export about 2.2 million tons of corn in the 2019/20 MY. On the other hand, South Africa’s wheat imports in the 2019/20 MY are expected to increase by 33 percent to 2.0 million tons, due to a 20 percent drop in production. Wheat imports for the 2020/21 MY are estimated at 1.9 million tons, 5 percent less than in the 2019/20 MY, on increased local production. In the 2020/21 MY, South Africa’s rice imports are
expected to rise by 1 percent to 1.1 million tons on a marginal increase in demand. In the 2019/20 MY South Africa will import about 1.0 million tons of rice.