Category: Vegetables

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 agriculture commodities

International: Grain and oilseed markets on the international markets continued to be pressured by the ongoing US-China trade spat with President Trump indicating late last week that he would impose a temporary 10% tariff on the remaining US$300 billion Chinese imports. Commodities also saw losses with crude oil futures falling 8% last Friday. Meanwhile, 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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fruit and veg markets trading

Last week saw a strong rebound in both the fruit and vegetable markets on good uptake across most commodities during the month end period. Vegetable prices closed last week moderate to sharply higher across the board despite a substantial increase in volumes across markets. The biggest weekly gainers in the vegetable market were lettuce, tomatoes, […]

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fruit and veg markets trading

After posting losses across the board in the week earlier, weekly vegetable prices rebounded with moderate to sharp gains on the back of reduced volumes for most commodities under review. Butternuts, carrots, and tomatoes were however the exception and finished mostly lower under pressure due to the increased volumes across markets. Tomatoes recorded the biggest […]

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FNB Fruit and vegetable market report

Food inflation surprisingly steady, but the fruit and vegetable subcomponents remain sticky up Yesterday’s consumer price inflation data showed a marginally acceleration in the food and beverage category from 2.3% in February to 3.1% in March 2019. However, the food sub-category remained flat at 2.3% for the third consecutive month. These trends are illustrated in […]

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