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#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...

#AgriMarkets: Spotlight on domestic maize market

A large share of the 2017/2018 maize crop has already been delivered to commercial silos, hence the decline in weekly producer deliveries in recent...

#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...

#AgriMarkets: African continent is far from being self-sufficient in wheat production

The African continent is far from being self-sufficient in wheat production. The 2018/2019 wheat imports are estimated at 51 million tons, which is almost...

#AgriMarkets: Spotlight on weather outlook ahead of summer crop planting period

The South African Weather Service has recently highlighted that “the El Niño-Southern Oscillation is still in a neutral phase and although most models indicate...

#AgriMarkets: Spotlight on the domestic maize market

A large share of the 2017/2018 maize crop has already been delivered to commercial silos, hence the weekly producer deliveries have slowed in recent...

#AgriMarkets: Spotlight on domestic wheat market

Our recent interaction with winter wheat farmers in various parts of the country has been encouraging. In the major producing province, Western Cape, the...

#AgriMarkets: SA wheat import tariff lowered

The wheat import tariff rate of R298,46 per ton that triggered on 14 August 2018 was finally published in the Government Gazette on 28...

#AgriMarkets: Tight supplies in the global wheat market

The recent monthly report of the International Grains Council underscored the view that global wheat supplies will be tight in the 2018/2019 season. The...

#AgriMarkets: Spotlight on SA soya bean market

As set out in our previous note, the Crop Estimates Committee left its final forecast for South Africa’s 2017/2018 soya bean production unchanged from...