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FAS Pretoria provides summaries of the latest forecasts of the 11 countries it covers on production, supply, distribution and trade in agricultural products.

Raisin Annual | Raisins | Pretoria | South Africa

Post forecasts that raisin production will rebound to normal levels and increase by 19 percent to 85,000 Metric Tons (MT) in the 2021/22 MY, based on normal weather conditions, an increase in area planted, new orchards coming into full production, an improvement in yields due to new varieties and production practices, wine grapes being diverted for raisin production, and...

Grain and Feed Update | Grain and Feed | Pretoria | South Africa

South Africa should remain a net exporter of corn in the 2021/22 marketing year (MY) on excess supplies. In the 2020/21 MY, South Africa will be able to increase corn exports by 40 percent to 3.5 million tons, after the production of a second consecutive bumper crop. The 2020/21 MY corn crop is the second largest corn crop ever...

Impact of the Ongoing Civil Unrest in South Africa on Food and the Agricultural Sector | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Agriculture in the Economy | Pretoria | South Africa

Areas within two South African provinces have been plunged into violent civil unrest following protests on the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma on July 8, 2021. This has resulted in the blocking of major roads, widespread looting of shops, and burning of vehicles, shopping malls and businesses. While the specific costs and implications of the civil unrest to...

Retail Foods | Retail Foods | Pretoria | South Africa

South African retail food sales totaled US$ 39.8billion in 2020, a 6 percent decrease from 2019 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A nationwide lockdown in March 2020 brought rapid changes to the South African retail sector, as retail operations adapted to new ways of doing business. Some of the government’s restrictions to reduce the spread of...