Monthly Archives: September 2016

South Africa’s food producer price inflation rises again

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz Head of Agribusiness Research on Sep 29th, 2016|

Recent producer price index data indicates that in August 2016, producer inflation for final manufactured goods decelerated to 7.2% from 7.4% year-on-year (y/y) in the previous month. However, food products (producer) inflation edged up to 13.4% y/y from 12.6% […]

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 month, at 11.3% y/y. However, […]

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    Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index improves significantly in Q3, 2016

Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index improves significantly in Q3, 2016

by Wandile Sihlobo: Head Economic and Agribusiness Intelligence at Agbiz on Sep 19th, 2016|

After remaining below 50 index points for five consecutive quarters, the Agbiz/IDC Confidence Index recovered significantly by 13 index points to 60 in the third quarter of this year. This is the highest reading since the third quarter of […]

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 annualised rate of 3.3% q/q, […]

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 various assumptions about the future. […]