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    Next month fuel prices could reach the highest level in three years

Next month fuel prices could reach the highest level in three years

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist on Sep 21st, 2017|

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On 4 October 2017, fuel prices could increase for a third consecutive month and reach the highest level in three years. The prices of diesel and petrol could each increase by 3% […]

SA food inflation falls to the lowest level in 21 months

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist on Sep 21st, 2017|

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Food inflation decelerated to 5.7% y/y in August 2017, from 6.8% y/y in the previous month. This is the lowest levels since November 2015 – thanks to good summer rain, which led to […]

BRICS a growing market for SA agricultural exports

by Sifiso Ntombela, Agbiz head international trade and investment intelligence on Sep 7th, 2017|

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BRICS countries held their 9th summit from the 3rd of September in Xiamen, China under the theme of stronger partnership for a bright future. BRICS vision to deepen cooperation and trade for common development […]

SA agricultural economy showing robust growth

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Economist on Sep 5th, 2017|

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The second quarter agricultural GDP figures confirm that the sector is eventually out of the woods. Data released this morning showed that the sector grew by 33.6% q/q in the second quarter of […]

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    Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declines further in Q3, 2017

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declines further in Q3, 2017

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist on Sep 4th, 2017|

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The third quarter results of the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index underline the sector’s reputation of being counter-cyclical. Although confidence in other sectors of the economy remains subdued, the agribusiness sector is still […]