Category: Crops

FNB wheat predictions

International markets: After a bearish start to last week on the back of China’s retaliation to the latest round of US further tariffs on Chinese imports, grain and oilseed prices closed the week on a softer note in the maize and wheat markets.  The increased volatility in currency markets due to talk of China devaluing […]

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fruit and veg markets trading

The recent seasonal rains and the subsequent further improvement in dam levels in the Western Cape bodes well for the fruit and vegetables produced under both the dryland and irrigation production systems. Overall WC dam levels for the week ended 05 August 2019 reached 61.4% full, which slightly ahead of the 50% achieved during the […]

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fnb vegetable markets

Last week’s vegetable prices showed moderate to sharp declines across the board as demand slipped towards mid-month despite a substantial contraction is supplies across markets. The vegetable complex saw losses across most commodities with lettuce and carrots leading the pack and finished down by a whopping 19.5% and 18.5% respectively week-on-week (w/w) at R11.67/ kg […]

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Livestock Markets

Beef and poultry market saw some gains on good demand while pork and sheep remained under pressure and eased lower during last week. The higher slaughter rate in the pig market has ensured sufficient supplies and helped maintain prices on the downside. The recent trend in grain and oilseed prices shows some weakness on the […]

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Crop estimates report shows a further upward adjustment to the expected 2018/19 grain and oilseed harvest

by Paul Makube, Snr Agricultural Economist at FNB Business South Africa’s 2018/19 summer crop season is set to finish on a positive note due to the recent good rains which will beneficial for the late planted grains and oilseeds especially in the Free State (FS) and the North West (NW) provinces. The National Crop Estimates […]

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