Maize import volumes reflect drought impact

South Africa has become a net importer of maize for the first time in 12 years.
The South African Grain Information Service reported yesterday that 1330 tonnes of white maize had been imported from the US last week.
The last time maize was imported from the US was in April 2004, where 32937 tonnes were brought in, Times Live reports.
According to Grain SA, South Africa may need to import 3.8 million tonnes of yellow and white maize this year to make up for the local supplies lost due to the drought. 

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