Wednesday February 28th, 2018

South Africa in for a good grain harvest, despite decline in area planted

South Africa’s grain and oilseed market could be well supplied in the 2018/19 marketing season owing to expectations of relatively […]
Tuesday March 6th, 2018

Soil moisture has improved significantly across the maize belt

Highlights in today’s morning note South Africa’s sub-soil moisture – 02 March 2018 Source: World Weather Inc.   Maize: Last […]
Thursday March 29th, 2018

South Africa’s summer crop production estimates lifted by 2% from last month

The National Crop Estimates Committee reaffirmed its view that South Africa is in for a good grain and oilseed harvest this season (albeit being less than the record achieved in 2016/17 season). The Committee revised its production estimates upwards by 2% from last month to 14.8 million tonnes
Friday April 6th, 2018

Wheat import tariff triggered again to R293.74 per tonne

Trade aspects remain an important factor in the market as South Africa is a net importer of wheat. The wheat import tariff has triggered again on 20 March 2018 to R293.74 per tonne. The previous trigger was on 13 February 2018, which then, was calculated at R394.85 per tonne.
Thursday April 12th, 2018

SA to remain a net importer of soybeans in 2018/19

Our recent interactions with farmers in some soybean growing areas support the National Crop Estimates Committee’s (CEC) view of a possible record crop of 1.39 million tonnes in the 2017/18 production season. The yields expectations vary across the country, mainly ranging from average and above average yield
Monday April 16th, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa’s 2017/18 wheat imports up by 18% y/y

Drier and warm weather conditions have kept the US wheat on the back foot. On 08 April 2018, farmers had planted only 2 percent of the intended area for spring wheat, well below the area planted at the corresponding period last year, according to data from the USDA.
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