Sunflower seed production reached 755 kt in 2016 in South Africa, according to Faostat. This is 13.9 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, sunflower seed production in South Africa reached an all time high of 1,212 kt in 1999 and an all time low of 78.0 kt in 1965. When compared to South Africa's main peers, sunflower seed production in Botswana amounted to 3.78 kt and 0.073 kt in Namibia in 2016.
South Africa has been ranked 13th within the group of 70 countries we follow in terms of sunflower seed production, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.