Poultry and Products Annual | Poultry and Products | Pretoria | South Africa

Post forecasts that chicken meat production will increase by five percent in 2022 on industry investment and lowered input costs. Chicken meat consumption is forecast to strengthen by three percent due to economic recovery and rising costs of substitute proteins. Imports will decrease by three percent due largely to increased tariffs, yet this impact will be dampened by recovering...

Zambia Grain and Feed | Grain and Feed | Zambia

Zambia produced its largest corn crop on record in the 2021/22 MY. This bumper corn crop of 3.6 million tons follows on Zambia’s third largest corn crop of 3.4 million tons produced in the 2020/21 MY. As a result, Zambia will have 1.5 million tons of surplus corn available for exports in the 2021/22 MY. However, the regional demand...

Cyber-Attack Cripples Operations at the Port of Durban for the Second Time in a Month | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Citrus, Avocado, Fresh Deciduous Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Grain and Feed, Livestock and Products, Oilseeds and Products, Poultry and Products, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Wine, Avocado, Fresh Deciduous Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Grain and Feed, Livestock and Products, Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Citrus, Oilseeds and Products, Poultry and Products, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Wine | Pretoria | South Africa

Document NameDownload PDF Cyber-Attack Cripples Operations at the Port of Durban for the Second Time in a Month | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Citrus, Avocado, Fresh Deciduous Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Grain and Feed, Livestock and Products, Oilseeds and Products, Poultry and Products, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Wine, Avocado, Fresh Deciduous Fruit, Fresh Fruit, Grain and Feed, Livestock and Products,...

South Africa Lifts the Fourth Prohibition on Domestic Transportation and Sale of Liquor Products | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Beverages, Wine | Pretoria | South Africa

On July 25, 2021, South Africa partially lifted the prohibition on the domestic transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages. This was met with widespread relief, but there still remains uncertainty on how the government could handle future alcohol bans. The impact of alcohol bans to the domestic liquor industry and associated supply chains has been substantial. Alcohol bans have...

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...

The Impact of South Africa’s Level Four Lockdown on the Livestock Industry | Livestock and Products | Pretoria | South Africa

On June 27, 2021, the South African government announced that the country would be under a heightened, level 4 lockdown as a result of the rise in COVID-19 infections and the increase in hospital admissions. The lockdown restrictions affect the livestock industry, as patrons are currently not allowed to gather for auctions. Furthermore, restaurants and hotels are only allowed...

Industry Outcry as South Africa Imposes 14-Day Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of Liquor Products | Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the Economy, Agriculture in the News, Beverages, Wine | Pretoria | South Africa

On June 27, 2021, South Africa re-introduced the prohibition of the sale, dispensing and distribution of liquor products for 14 days due to the recent surge in COVID-19 infections. This is the fourth ban on liquor products since the start of lockdowns in March 2020. The 14-day prohibition will affect domestic sales and imports of liquor products, including United...