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News archive - December-2016

John Purchase on NAMPO Harvest Day

Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase speaks about the positive aspects of this year’s Nampo Harvest Day expo.

01.06.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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South Africa set to harvest the biggest maize crop on record

After the CEC revised its maize production forecast to 14.54 million tonnes in April, it has further lifted its forecast to 15.63 million tonnes – making this season’s crop the largest on record - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

31.05.2017 / News

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SA’s annual food producer price inflation falls

The notable uptick in agricultural production has kept market prices under pressure over the past few months and food processors continue to benefit from this improvement - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

25.05.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA’s annual food inflation falls to the lowest level in 18 months

Last month’s deceleration in food inflation, to 6.7% y/y, means that South Africa’s food prices are at the lowest levels in 18 months. This is a reflection of the benefits of higher agricultural output this year following good weather conditions across the country - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist

24.05.2017 / News

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SA agricultural sector likely to get a 2% relief on diesel price next month

Diesel (0.05% Wholesale Inland) and petrol (95 ULP Inland) prices could decline by 21 cents per litre (c/l), respectively, on 7 June 2017 - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist.

17.05.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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The CEC reaffirmed its view of large maize and soybean supplies this season

South Africa’s Crop Estimate Committee (CEC) reaffirmed its expectation of the second biggest maize crop on record in 2017. The CEC revised up its forecast by 1% from the previous one to 14.54 million tonnes - Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz

25.04.2017 / News

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