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July 29, 2008

South African maize exports up

South Africa exported 21,599 tonnes of white maize last week, up from 19,870 tonnes in the previous week, the South African Grain Information Service (SAGIS) said on July 29.

Yellow maize exports rose to 2,096 tonnes from 1,176 tonnes in the week before, SAGIS said on its website The bulk of white maize exports were destined for Zimbabwe, which accounted for 7.019 million tonnes of the total white maize exports. The remainder of the white maize exports were destined for Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Benin and Senegal.

Smaller yellow maize amounts were also sold to Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland, which recieved the bulk of yellow maize sales at 723 000 million tonnes.

There were no imports for the white and yellow maize crop.


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