GIEWS Country Brief: South Africa 18-March-2013


  • Dry weather in late February and early March negatively impacts crop conditions in western parts of South Africa’s maize triangle

  • Larger plantings are forecast for the 2013 maize crop

  • Exports of maize in the current 2012/13 marketing year (May/April) estimated at lower levels than in 2011/12

  • Maize prices begin to firm up following concerns about the impact of dry weather