Thursday, August 6, 2020

#AgriMarkets: Weather conditions beneficial for SA winter wheat

South Africa’s 2020/21 winter wheat season had a bad start because of drought. The Western Cape, which generally accounts for two-thirds of...

Pork exports and imports: May 2020

During May 2020, a total of 40,64% or 299 023kg of South Africa’s pork exports were sent to Mozambique. Exports to Namibia...

#AgriMarkets: Agriculture post-COVID-19

The Economic Transformation Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) and Business for South Africa (B4SA) each released their discussion documents about...

Wolseisoen eindig op ’n hoë noot

Die 2019/20-wolseisoen het onlangs op ’n positiewe noot afgesluit, met sowat 94,1% van die 9 753 bale wat verkoop is. Die mark...

June tractor sales up by 11%

June tractor sales of 414 units were significantly (11%) more than the 373 units sold in June last year. On a year-to-date...

Round-up of global grains production data

The high-frequency data on both domestic and global markets has reinforced the view that grain prices could be under pressure this year...

Wool market closes 0,1% higher

The South African wool selling season continued with a recent offering of 6 707 bales, which consisted of good quality wools. The...

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural employment in South...

A key question that consistently arises amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the economy is its effect on employment. We believe there...

Wool market closes 4,2% down

The wool market shed most of the gains from last week and closed 4,2% down at a value of R142,33/kg for clean...

Market overview for May 2020

Dr Frikkie Maré, academic head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), provides a monthly...