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News archive - December-2015

South African agricultural sector remained in recession in Q4, 2016

Although some commodities such as winter grains and prone fruits saw increased activity in the fourth quarter of 2016, South Africa’s agricultural sector remained in recession.
- Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Economist

07.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index Q1, 2017

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index improved by 2 Index points in the first quarter of this year to 57. A reading above 50, indicates expansion in the South African agribusiness activity. 
- Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Economist

06.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Food prices to fall furthe

"The rain has had a positive impact on the agricultural sector. However, the reason why some of the fruit and vegetables prices have decreased is primarily because prices tend to go down during the harvesting time," says economist, Wandile Sihlobo.

02.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news


Good rain sees 72% jump in summer crop production forecast

The production estimate for South Africa’s summer crops over the 2016/17 season has risen 72,47%, due to widespread rains since the start of spring last year.
- Farmer's Weekly

01.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news


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