South Africa Maize Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The South Africa Maize Market includes Production Analysis (Volume), Consumption Analysis (Value and Volume), Export Analysis (Value and Volume), Import Analysis (Value and Volume), and Price Trend Analysis.

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 4.5 %

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Market Overview

The South Africa maize market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

Maize is the major field crop produced in South Africa, and it is considered as the staple food. As South Africa went into lockdown, panic buying of maize occurred, leading to uncertainty in demand. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, exports have become complicated, and exporters have suffered from decreased prices in the global maize market. Hence, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a negative impact on the South Africa maize market.

Maize production in South Africa has increased in the recent past. According to the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC), the maize production in Africa increased by 6.0% during the 2018-2019 cropping season, compared to the previous cropping season.

Though maize is cultivated across South Africa, few regions such as Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and the North-West provinces account for 87.0% of the overall production of maize in the country.

Scope of the report

Maize is one of the major cereal crops grown in the country. The South Africa Maize Market includes production analysis (volume), consumption analysis (value and volume), export analysis (value and volume), import analysis (value and volume), and price trend analysis.

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Maize Crop Production

According to the FAO, the area under cultivation for maize in South Africa was 1.9 million hectares in 2016, which increased to 2.3 million hectares in 2019, an increase of 21.0%. The Crop Estimation Committee (ECE) estimated maize production to be 12.5 million, which is an 11.0% increase in the production of maize in the cropping season of 2019-2020.

The major producing areas of maize are North West, Free State, and Mpumalanga, while in Kwazulu-Natal, it is mostly produced for household consumption. Smallholder farmers prefer to produce white maize for their household consumption and sell it as green maize. On the other hand, yellow maize is mostly produced for animal feed and for brewing traditional drinks.​ The high price of maize in the 2018-2019 cropping season and the use of maize for a variety of purposes are contributing to the increase in the production of maize in the country.

South Africa Maize Market Key Trends

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South Africa is a Major Exporter of Maize

South Africa is a significant exporter of maize, with an export volume of 2,585,157 metric ton, valued at USD 559,174.0 in 2020. According to UN Comtrade, the export of maize from South Africa was 1,000 thousand metric ton in 2016, which increased to 1,155 thousand metric ton in 2019. The decreased area under production during the 2018-2019 cropping season was the major reason for a 31.0% decline in the export of maize in 2019. Botswana, Namibia, Republic of Korea, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, and Tanzania are the primary importers of maize from South Africa. Zimbabwe alone accounts for 26.3% of South Africa's export market share.

South Africa Maize Market Revenue Share

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Production Analysis (Volume)

    2. 5.2 Consumption Analysis (Value and Volume)

    3. 5.3 Import Analysis (Value and Volume)

    4. 5.4 Export Analysis (Value and Volume)

    5. 5.5 Price Trend Analysis

  6. 6. REGIONAL ANALYSIS

    1. 6.1 PESTLE Analysis

    2. 6.2 Value/Supply Chain Analysis

    3. 6.3 Government Regulations and Policies

  7. 7. COMPETITVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Distribution Network and Retail Analysis

    2. 7.2 List of Distributors/Traders

  8. 8. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  9. 9. AN ASSESSMENT OF COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE MARKET

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