Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

S. Africa May Say Farmers Will Produce 11.4 Million Tons of Corn

South Africa, the biggest corn producer on the continent, may forecast a crop of 11.4 million metric tons tomorrow.

The median estimate of seven traders surveyed by Bloomberg compares with 10.4 million tons produced last year.

The Crop Estimates Committee will release its first estimate for the season at 3:30 p.m. in Johannesburg.

The committee may say farmers will plant about 2.59 million hectares (6.4 million acres) with the grain, up from 2.37 million hectares last season, according to the median estimate of eight traders surveyed by Bloomberg News. Estimates ranged from 2.60 million to 2.66 million hectares.

White corn for July delivery, the most active contract on the South African Futures Exchange, rose 2.2 percent to 2,058 rand ($269) a ton by the noon close in Johannesburg trading. Yellow corn climbed 1.2 percent to 2,001.20 rand a ton.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.