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Food inflation outcomes down for September 2019

South Africa’s consumer inflation came in at 4,1% for September and has remained within the South African Reserve Bank's target range of...

Repo rate cuts and the agricultural economy

In July this year the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6,5%. This, in turn,...

Food and drink inflation accelerate in March

While South Africa’s headline food and non-alcoholic beverage inflation accelerated to 3,1% in March from 2,9% in the previous month, the food category remained...

Food and beverage inflation unchanged

South Africa’s food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation remained unchanged in January at 3% year-on-year (y/y). Going forward, we think there will be upside pressures...

SA food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation unchanged

South Africa’s food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation has bottomed out and will begin an upward cycle in the coming months, supported by an increase...

Tyre know-how: The farmer’s secret weapon

Among the most pressing challenges facing farmers today is the constant pressure on margins. Many of the factors affecting agricultural productivity are beyond the...

An El Nino event will put SA under pressure

Weather forecasts indicate more than a 50% chance of another El Niño event affecting South Africa in the coming months. El Niño is an...

When the economy turns in our favour

This year has already (and quite briskly) marched past the six-month mark. In July 2017, I wrote an article for FarmBiz on South Africa’s...

Experts to review VAT zero-rated items announced

A panel of experts will review and consider expanding the list of 19 basic food items that are VAT zero-rated, in light of the...

SA food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation further decelerates

Food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation decelerated to 3.5% in March 2018, from 3.9% in the previous month (February). This is the lowest level since...