The area estimated for maize remained unchanged at 2,688 million hectares, while the yield is 5,21t/ha. Production forecast for white maize remained unchanged at 7,697 million tons, while yellow maize showed an increase of 2,05% or 126 700t more than the previous year.
Sunflower seeds production was unchanged at 853 325t. The expected groundnut crop was reduced by 7,75%, or 6 950t, to 82 690t.
The production forecast for sorghum increased by 9, 6% or 22 480t to 255 700t. The area planted to sorghum is 78 850ha, and the yield is 3,3t/ha.
Dry beans production forecast decreased by 3,4% to 86 030t.
Source: Crop Estimates Committee