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News archive - November-2016

Droogte knyp landbou se deel vir BBP

Die landbou was steeds in die laaste kwartaal van verlede jaar in ʼn resessie, maar die vooruitsigte vir vanjaar lyk goed. Só sê mnr. Wandile Sihlobo, landbou-ekonoom van die landbousakekamer Agbiz.
- www.landbou.com

08.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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SA’s agricultural machinery sales show monthly uptick

Recent agricultural machinery sales data show that in February 2017, tractor sales were down by 8% when compared to February 2016 — with 675 units sold.
- Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Economist

07.03.2017 / Agbiz in the news

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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

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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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