Agribusiness Outlook for 2017

by John Purchase, Wandile Sihlobo, Tinashe Kapuya, Mariana Purnell on Nov 25th, 2016|

As predicted, 2016 has been an extremely challenging and tumultuous year for the agribusiness environment and farmers alike, Agbiz CEO, Dr John Purchase, said today at a media briefing in Pretoria. Not only did […]

UPDATE: South Africa’s food inflation accelerates

by Wandile Sihlobo, Head Economic and Agribusiness Intelligence at Agbiz on Nov 23rd, 2016|

Recent Consumer Price Index data shows that food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation accelerated to 11.7% year-on-year (y/y) in October 2016 from 11.3% in September 2016 (1) (with non-alcoholic beverages aside, food inflation rose to […]

Jobs report shows the resilience of SA’s agricultural sector

by Wandile Sihlobo, Head Economic and Agribusiness Intelligence at Agbiz on Nov 22nd, 2016|

Recent employment data shows that the agricultural sector created 7% more jobs in the third quarter of this year from the previous one – which is 56 000 additional jobs, putting the sector’s total […]

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    Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declines marginally in Q4, 2016

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declines marginally in Q4, 2016

by Wandile Sihlobo, Head Economic and Agribusiness Intelligence at Agbiz on Nov 21st, 2016|

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined by 5 index points in the fourth quarter of this year to 55 Index points. Worth noting, however, is that an index above 50 indicates expansion in the […]

Canola shows crucial growth in South Africa, but is set to decline globally

by Wandile Sihlobo on Nov 17th, 2016|

Although it is among the least discussed, canola seed is a crop experiencing significant growth in South Africa. This particular crop has seen tremendous progression over the past 18 years – from just 17 000 […]