SOUTH Africa would reap at least 11.9 million tons of maize this year, compared with 7.5 million tons last season, the Agricultural Business Chamber said in report yesterday.
White maize crop of about 6.7 million tons and 5.2 million tons of the yellow variety expected.
White maize price may fall below R2 500 a ton by the end of April and the yellow maize to R2 405 a ton by season end.
Wheat price may be R3 706 a ton and 2016/2017 imports seen at 1.5 million tons.
The soya beans forecast is 17 percent up at 867 520 tons, at R6 671 a ton. – Bloomberg