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Summer field crops for 2020 estimated higher

The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) has just released the revised area estimate and first production forecast for summer crops.

#AgriMarkets: The 2019/20 summer crops look promising

South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) releases its first estimate of the country’s 2019/20 summer crop harvest on 26 February 2020. Market...

SA agricultural economy contracted in Q2, 2019

Although South Africa’s economy has recovered from the previous quarter’s economic performance with a 3,1% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted growth rate (q/q saar),...

Summer crop estimate revised higher

The revised area and sixth production forecast and summer crop estimate was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

Summer crop estimate higher than previous forecast

The revised area and fifth production forecast and summer crop estimate was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

SA agricultural machinery sales remain subdued

This has not been a good year for South Africa’s agricultural machinery market. Tractor and combine harvester sales have been subdued since...

South African agricultural fortunes shrink in Q1, 2019

South Africa’s agricultural economy started on a bad footing this year, contracting by 13,2% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised rate (q/q saar)....

Summer crop estimate higher than previous forecast

The revised area estimate and second production forecast of summer crops, was recently released by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC).

Summer crop estimate could be revised down

The Crop Estimate Committee’s summer grain preliminary plantings data showed that the area planted to maize is 2.3 million hectares. About 1.3 million hectares...

Drastically reduced areas planted to summer crops

The preliminary area estimate is mainly based on the results of a non-probability survey conducted by the directorate of statistics and economic analysis of...