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News archive - December-2016

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

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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.
- www.sowetanlive.co.za

02.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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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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Zuma's SONA: Foggy stats or facts?

President Jacob Zuma delivered his 10th State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the team at Fin24 delved a little deeper to verify some of the statements he presented.  
- www.fin24.com

01.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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South Africa: Lots of grains and oilseeds on the horizon

South Africa could potentially harvest a bumper crop in the 2016/17 production season. This comes after the Crop Estimate Committee’s first production estimates for summer crops reached 16.21 million tonnes.
- Wandile Sihlobo

28.02.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz response to Minister Gordhan’s Budget Policy Statement

The National Budget Speech presented a fairly positive and optimistic outlook, projecting economic growth of 1.3% in 2017, up from 0.5% in 2016.
- Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO

23.02.2017 / Media Releases

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