Friday, June 5, 2020

Pork exports and imports: March 2020

During March 2020, a total of 35,86%, or 417 366kg, of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Mozambique. Exports to Namibia...

#AgriMarkets: Dry weather hindering global wheat production

The inherent uncertainty around weather conditions remains a major risk to global wheat production in the foreseeable future. Whether one looks at...

#AgriMarkets: The status quo in the global food system

As countries continue to implement risk-adjusted responses to COVID-19, global leaders and analysts alike continue to assess the evolving implications of the...

#AgriMarkets: Agricultural machinery industry performed better in April 2020

As many parts of the economy remain closed due to lockdown restrictions, we are seeing some evidence that South Africa’s agriculture and...

Landboumarkoorsig vir April 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, landbou-ekonoom en akademiese hoof van die Departement Landbou-ekonomie aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, gee maandeliks ’n markoorsig van...

#AgriMarkets: No need for agricultural commodity export restrictions

Last week brought further evidence that there is no need for protectionist policies in the global grain market as there are abundant supplies.

Wool market: First half of catalogue 26 sold

Due to the current South African Covid-19 lockdown situation, the first half of catalogue 26, consisting of 6 226 bales was offered on 29...

#AgriMarkets: Meat, wheat and rising hunger in Africa

The disruptions in the global agricultural supply chains and uncertainty regarding how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last have resulted in three...

Wool market closes 6,4% higher amid COVID-19 crisis

The 25th sale of the 2019/20 wool season recently took place in Port Elizabeth, with 5 382 bales on offer of which 87,9% was...

#AgriMarkets: Downgrade to sub-investment grade and SA agriculture

On 27 March 2020, Moody’s downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade and placed a negative outlook on the rating. The key...