Supply and Demand estimates report

Date of publication: 
2017

WHITE MAIZE (2017/18 Season) Supply:

The total supply of white maize is projected at 10 007 036 tons for the 2017/18 marketing season. This includes opening stock (at 1 May 2017) of 597 837 tons, and local commercial deliveries of 9 642 750 tons. No whole white maize imports for South Africa estimated, minus 253 551 tons’ early deliveries with a surplus of 20 000 tons. Demand: The total demand (local and exports) for white maize is projected at 7 165 000 tons. The total local demand is projected at 6 340 000 tons. This includes 4 400 000 tons processed for human consumption, 1 850 000 tons processed for animal and industrial consumption, 15 000 tons for gristing, 35 000 tons withdrawn by producers, 35 000 tons released to end-consumers and a balancing figure of 5 000 tons (net receipts and net dispatches). A projected export quantity of 60 000 tons of processed products and 765 000 tons of white whole maize is estimated for the 2017/18 marketing season
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