5 August 2016
Economic and agribusiness intelligence
Overview of the domestic and global canola market

South Africa's canola production has increased significantly over the past 19 years. Area planted increased from 17 000 hectares in 1998/99 season to 71 050 hectares in the 2016/17 season. Meanwhile, canola production increased from 21 000 tons in 1998/99 to 93 000 tons in the 2015/16 season. At the moment, South Africa's canola crop is in good condition, following the past few week's rainfall. We will get guidance about this season's crop size from the Crop Estimates Committee on the 25th August 2016. Wandile Sihlobo, Head Agribusiness Intelligence at Agbiz provides more information in the linked brief»
Global grains and oilseeds market conditions

Grain_mech The 2015/16 global grains and oilseeds ending stocks are estimated at 467 million tons - highest level in the past three seasons. This has been driven by a broad increase across commodities production. These increases come from different regions, namely North America, South America, Black Sea, Europe and Asia. Meanwhile, African countries continue to battle with the El Nino induced drought which has weighed on their grains and oilseeds production.  Wandile Sihlobo provides more information in the linked update»
Brief comments on SA's soybean market

South Africa remains a net importer of soybean oil-cake and soybean oil. However, over the past five years, the country's soybean oil-cake imports decreased by 54%, from 945 543 tons in 2011 to 432 694 tons in 2015. Wandile Sihlobo provides more information in the linked brief»
Daily market viewpoint on agri-commodities 

South Africa is very much integrated into a dynamic global market, which is characterised by rapid changes.  To support decision makers in this environment, Agbiz members receive daily commentaries on agricultural commodity markets and macro-economic trends via e-mail. The latest and historic commentaries are available on the Agbiz website www.agbiz.co.za
Weekly wrap of agri-commodities 

In addition to Agbiz's daily commentaries on agricultural commodity markets and macro-economic trends that members receive via e-mail, Agbiz will on Fridays consolidate all the weekly key events in the South African agricultural markets in a RSA Agricultural Commodities Weekly Wrap.   The latest wrap is available on the Agbiz website www.agbiz.co.za
Industry news
SA Supply and Demand Estimates for June 2016 - July report
Grain and Oilseed Supply & Demand Estimates Committee
Industry news
African Economic Outlook 2016 launched

Bankable African agri projects lead to investment

The FAO Food Price Index fell in July

DAFF monthly food security bulletin of SA
Directorate: Statistics and Economic Analysis at DAFF

MASDT Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training newsletter
Upcoming Events
Agbiz Grain Mini Symposium
10 August 2016 | Centurion Country Club, Pretoria.   
Theme: TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE: People, Profit, Planet.
PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa
17 - 18 August 2016 | CSIR, Pretoria
Jacaranda Agricultural Show
24 - 28 August 2016 | Tshwane Events Centre, Pretoria
This year the show will offer a feast of agriculture, wildlife farming, agricultural machinery, livestock, agricultural business development, technology, organic farming and much more.  Click for more information
Food & Drink Technology Africa
14 - 15 September 2016 | Gallagher Estate, Midrand
Tropentag International Conference on Research in Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
18 - 21 September 2016 | Vienna, Austria
AMT Agri-Outlook Conference
28 September 2016 | CSIR Convention Centre | Pretoria
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10 - 12 October 2016 | Dar es Salaam | Tanzania
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28 - 30 November 2016 | Cape Town International Convention Center
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