South Africa corn output may reach two-year high
Numbers up due to increased acreage planted
The number includes 6.8 million metric tons of white corn and 4.9 million metric tons of yellow corn, and exceeds a previous average estimate of 11.4 million metric tons. More land was planted this season, with corn in the Northern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West and KwaZulu-Natal provinces boosting output, said Marda Scheepers, a spokeswoman for the committee. South Africa produced 10.36 million metric tons of corn last season.