Agricultural machinery sales data indicates that in October 2016, tractor sales were down by 16% when compared to October 2015. We believe that tractor sales could maintain the current trend, as sowing activity is already in full swing and few farmers will potentially make purchases in the coming months.
- Wandile Sihlobo
16.11.2016 / Agbiz in the news
Given the expected fuel price decrease, it would be ideal for farmers and agribusinesses to slow down on fuel purchases this month and only start re-stocking up next month.
- Wandile Siholobo, Agbiz economist
15.11.2016 / Agbiz in the news
Commercial farmers struggling to stay afloat in the face of a devastating drought are now auctioning off their livestock. Agricultural unions said the farmers in the Western Cape, North West and Free State were among the worst affected.
14.11.2016 / Agbiz in the news
Mnr. Wandile Sihlobo, hoof van ekonomiese en landbousake-inligting by Agbiz, sê die internasionale sentiment jeens Trump sal waarskynlik negatief wees weens onsekerheid oor sy beleidsrigting.
11.11.2016 / Agbiz in the news
South Africa is traditionally a net exporter of maize and a net importer of wheat. However, during 2015/16 marketing year the country became a net importer of both maize and wheat due to lower supplies on the back of a drought season.
03.11.2016 / Agbiz in the news
Rarely has a medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) generated as much interest as the MTBPS of today, and rightly so. With continued sluggish and deteriorating economic growth, and increased demands on the fiscus for ‘free’ higher education, drought and other support for the agricultural sector, social welfare, a nuclear power programme and many more, Minister Gordhan and National Treasury have had a tough job to balance expenditure with lagging tax revenue.
26.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news
Groundnut production in SA has declined to its lowest levels since 1946. The drought was one of the main reasons for the industry’s poor performance, said Wandile Sihlobo, head of economic and agribusiness intelligence at Agbiz.
- Farmer's Weekly
18.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news
US consumers may soon see South African avocados on their supermarket shelves as growers from the country look for new markets to sustain export growth momentum that’s set to taper in its home continent.
13.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news
A’s low growth will leave many people outside the labour market, with about 400,000 people failing to find employment every year, statistician-general Pali Lehohla has said.
12.10.2016 / Agbiz in the news