Zimbabwe’s maize imports could rise markedly in the 2023/24 marketing year

From a maize supply perspective, SA is in a relatively strong position. According to recent estimates by the Crop Estimates Committee, the country's 2022/23 commercial maize production could reach 16,1 million tonnes, up 5% year-on-year and the third largest on record.

Given SA's annual maize needs are roughly 12 million tonnes, the country could have over 3 million tonnes for export markets in the 2023/24 marketing year that started in May (this marketing year corresponds with the 2022/23 production year)...

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