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News archive - July-2016

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index slightly improves in Q2 of 2016

The Agbiz/IDC Confidence Index recovered by 4 index points in the second quarter of this year to 47. An index point below 50 indicates contraction in the South African agribusiness activity. The 47 index point suggests that agribusinesses are still holding a pessimistic view regarding business conditions.

01.08.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Food inflation accelerates in line with market expectations

Recent data from Statistics South Africa indicates that in June 2016, headline inflation accelerated to 6.3% year-on-year (y/y) from 6.1% y/y in May 2016
- Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

20.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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SA may not be able to import enough white maize to meet demand

SA, which is set to produce the smallest maize crop since 2008 this year, may miss a target to import enough of the white variety this season to meet consumers' needs, the biggest agricultural lobby group said. -Bizcommunity

18.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Zim-verbod op invoer is ‘rooi vlag’

Zimbabwe se verbod op die invoer van sekere voedsel- en ander produkte uit SA is “ ʼn rooi vlag” vir kleinhandelaars en mense in die betrokke waardekettings. Landbouweekblad

15.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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Agbiz Newsletter - 8 July

In this week's newsletter:
Brief comments on South Africa's white maize market; Land dynamics in Africa: What is the potential for expansion?; Prioritisation of South Africa's orange export markets in the Far East

08.07.2016 / News

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Abnormally high maize prices are temporary

Farmers must improve how they plan the next season’s buying, production and marketing strategies to minimise risks. There are growing concerns about the outlook of South Africa’s agriculture due to a number of macro-level risk factors. - Moneyweb 

08.07.2016 / Agbiz in the news

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