n Farmer’s Weekly - Market analysis




A multi-year analysis of maize supply and demand shows that South Africa may experience higher maize prices until 2017. Unless rainfall is unusually high, a harvest of at least 13 million tons is expected. This is despite the fact that the current El Niño weather system has the potential to have a negative impact on rainfall in South Africa, especially if it coincides with cyclones and low-pressure systems in the Indian Ocean.


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