Sunday, May 19, 2019

#AgriMarkets: South African ag commodities weekly wrap

The weather was a key focus this week (ending 12 October 2018), not only because the 2018/2019 summer grain planting window recently opened in...

Mohair market unchanged

The mohair market remained unchanged on the penultimate sale of the 2018 summer season compared to the previous sale. The market was well supported...

#AgriMarkets: Focus in SA maize market is shifting towards the upcoming...

The focus in the domestic maize market is shifting towards the 2018/2019 production season which commences next month (October). Between October 2018 and February...

Update on agricultural commodity markets

Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz, shares highlights in his update on agricultural commodity markets. Maize: Last week’s (ending 2 March 2018)...

Expect a bumpy ride for the rand in 2019

Few currencies matched the rand’s turbulence in 2017.  Trumpenomics, the firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC...

#AgriMarkets: Chances of an El Niño weather event developing this year...

On Monday (8 October 2018), we painted a somewhat optimistic picture regarding the weather outlook this year, basing our opinion on the South African...

Global blueberry and cranberry market keeps growing

In 2016, the blueberry and cranberry market reached 1.4K tons, growing by +8.4% per year over the last nine years. After a notable 21%...

#AgriMarkets: Recent showers in the Western Cape bode well for the...

In the past couple of weeks, our writing on the wheat market largely focussed on the Western Cape for two reasons. Firstly, the Western...

Prof Willemse kyk in die glasbal vir landbou

Soos oudergewoonte het prof Johan Willemse van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat se kwartaallikse landboumark-vooruitsigtewerkswinkel produsente van heinde en ver gelok. Die werkswinkel is...

Wool market 3,8% lower

The wool market traded lower at this week’s auction and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator decreased by 3,8% and by 892 points to close...
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