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Corn Production Estimated to Rise in MY 2014/15

Corn Production Estimated to Rise in MY 2014/15

23 July 2014
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

ZIMBABWE - Post estimates corn production to increase by 63 per cent, from 800,000 tons in the 2013/14 MY to about 1.3 million tons in the 2014/15 MY.

This is after Zimbabwe experienced a favorable rainfall season and registered a 36 per cent increase in corn area planted from 950,000 hectares in the 2013/14MY to 1.3 million hectares in the 2014/15 MY.

Despite the good season, Zimbabwe’s corn production will fall short of meeting annual domestic demand of around 1.8 million tons.

Post estimates that corn imports of about 500,000 tons, from countries in the region, will augment domestic production.

Post estimates Zimbabwe’s planted area under wheat in 2014/15 MY at about 8,000 hectares that will produce a wheat crop of around 25,000 tons, similar to the 2013/14 MY.

Wheat imports are expected to be around 275,000 tons in 2014 /15 MY as Zimbabwe continues to depend on wheat imports to meet domestic requirements.

Further Reading

You can view the USDA GAIN: Zimbabwe Grain and Feed Annual 2014 report by clicking here.

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