Latest Monthly Food Security Bulletin

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Issued: 8 May 2020

Highlights of the Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis’ latest Food Security Bulletin (April 2020):

• During April 2020, significant rainfall events occured over the central and eastern parts of the country.

• The projected closing stocks of wheat for the current 2019/20 marketing year are 412 754 tons, which includes imports of 1,820 million tons. It is also

23,4% less than the previous years’ ending stocks.

• The expected commercial maize crop for 2020 is 15,222 million tons, which is

35,0% more than the 11,275 million tons of the previous season (2019).

• Projected closing stocks of maize for the 2019/20 marketing year are

997 643 tons, which is 63,3% less than the previous years’ ending stocks.

• Projected closing stocks of maize for the current 2020/21 marketing year are

1,407 million tons, which is 43,9% more than the previous years’ ending stocks.

• The projected closing stocks of sorghum for the current 2020/21 marketing year are 46 343 tons, which is 23,3% less than the previous years’ ending stocks.

• The projected closing stocks of sunflower seed for current 2020/21 marketing year are 95 935 tons, which is 29,1% less than the previous years’ ending stocks.

• The projected closing stocks of soybeans for the current 2020/21 marketing

year are 199 155 tons, which is 43,8% more than the previous years’ ending stocks.

• The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in March 2020 was lower at 4,1%.

• April 2020 tractor sales of 416 units were marginally less (4%) than the 432 units sold in April 2019.
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