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Month: November 2018


Wheat Production Overview

The commercial wheat crop of the 2017/18 season was set at 1,535 million tons, which is 375 000 tons (19,6%) lower than the previous season’s crop and also 16% lower than the ten-year production average of 1 826 800 tons (2007/08 to 2016/17 seasons).

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National Wheat Crop Quality of the 2017/18 Season

Wheat contributed 79% to the total winter cereal crop production in South Africa during the 2017/18 production season. The Southern African Grain Laboratory NPC (SAGL) received and analysed 304 samples to provide as best possible a proportional representation of the production of wheat in all the different production regions.

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Imported Wheat: 200 Samples From 10 Countries Analysed

South Africa is a net importer of wheat and relies on imports to supply local demand. During the 2016/17
season 934 765 tons of wheat were imported for local use. This figure constitutes an almost 55% decrease compared to the severe drought stricken 2015/16 season.

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