UPDATE: South African food inflation accelerates

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Head of Agribusiness Research on Sep 21st, 2016|

Recent consumer price index data indicates that in August 2016, headline inflation decelerated to 5.9% year-on-year (y/y) from 6% y/y in July 2016.  Overall food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation remained unchanged from the previous […]

South African agricultural sector remains in recession

by Wandile Sihlobo, Head Agribusiness Intelligence at Agbiz on Sep 7th, 2016|

The second quarter of 2016 real GDP figures released by Statistics South Africa showed that overall economic growth was well above market expectations of 2.6% quarter-on-quarter (q/q). The economy grew by a seasonally adjusted […]

Weather will be the key determinant for South Africa’s 2016/17 maize production

by Wandile Sihlobo on Sep 1st, 2016|

The debate about South Africa’s 2016/17 summer crops production has returned to the top of the agenda as we enter the new production season. Normally, different organisations make different projections, which are attached to […]

UPDATE: South African food inflation accelerates

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Head: Agribusiness Intelligence on Aug 24th, 2016|

Recent data from Statistics South Africa indicates that in July 2016, headline inflation eased at 6% year-on-year (y/y) from 6.3% y/y in June 2016. This was slightly below market expectations of 6.1% y/y. However, […]

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    UPDATE: South Africa’s wheat import tariff at a record high

UPDATE: South Africa’s wheat import tariff at a record high

by Agbiz economists: Wandile Sihlobo and Tinashe Kapuya on Aug 23rd, 2016|

• South African wheat import tariff has increased by 30% to a record high of R1 591.40 per ton, from the previous level of R1 224.31 per ton (see Chart 1). This came on […]