South Africa: Food production index

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 South Africa

Food production index (2004-2006 = 100)

 Latest value 114.3
 Year 2021
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 65.1
 Min - Max 32.2 - 114.3
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1961 to 2021. The average value for South Africa during that period was 65.1 index points with a minimum of 32.2 index points in 1961 and a maximum of 114.3 index points in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 114.3 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 188 countries is 108.4 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Africa - Food production index - recent values

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South Africa - Food production index - historical chart - 1961-2021

Definition: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.

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 Forest area, percent 14.0 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 79.42 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 21.30 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 2.57 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 11.47 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 963,410 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 125.5 2021 index points
 Precipitation 495 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 9.9 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 5,125 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 114.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 104.6 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 104.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, 170,136.9 2021 sq. km
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