White maize exports for the 2017/2018 marketing year are projected at 860 000 tonnes, which represents an increase of 46,40% compared to the 587 423 tonnes of the previous marketing year. Yellow maize exports are projected at 1 330 million tonnes, which represents a significant increase of 203,04% compared to the 438 879 tonnes of the previous marketing year.

Exports of South African white and yellow maize for the 2007/08 to 2017/18 marketing year

In the period from 29 April to 3 November 2017, progressive white maize exports amount to 502 421 tonnes, with the main destinations being:

Major countries of white maize exports from South Africa: 2017/18 marketing year
  • Kenya, 49,21% or 247 250 tonnes;
  • BLNS countries, 37,69% or 189 338 tonnes;
  • Uganda, 4,98% or 24 998 tonnes;
  • Mozambique, 6,05% or 30 393 tonnes;
  • Zimbabwe,2,08% or 10 442 tonnes.

There were no imports of white maize for the above mentioned period.

From 29 April to 3 November 2017, progressive yellow maize exports amount to 975 800 tonnes, with the main destinations being:

Major countries of yellow maize exports from South Africa: 2017/18 marketing year
  • Japan, 52,78% or 514 988 tonnes;
  • Taiwan, 21,92% or 213 926 tonnes;
  • Republic of Korea, 16,37% or 159 693 tonnes;
  • BLNS countries, 7,39% or 72 090 tonnes;
  • Mozambique, 1,10% or 10 695 tonnes;
  • Angola, 0,19% or 1 863 tonnes;
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 0,17% or 1 656 tonnes;
  • Zimbabwe, 0,09% or 889 tonnes.

There were no imports of yellow maize for the abovementioned period. – Press release

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