Paul Makube
About Paul Makube

Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

  • Agri-Weekly: Fruit & Vegetable Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on fruit and vegetable markets Weekly prices for fruits rebounded strongly while those for vegetables extended recent gains on moderation in supplies and improved uptake across markets. The yearly price trend continued to show increases for the vegetable market while the fruits declined across most commodities under review. In this week’s update, water […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Fruit & Vegetable Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on fruit and vegetable markets Weekly fruit and vegetable prices saw further losses across most of the commodities under review. The higher volumes kept prices on the downside despite a slight uptick in demand across markets. The yearly price trend however showed gains across most commodities in the vegetable market with the exception […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Grains, Oilseeds & Sugar Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on grains, oilseeds and sugar markets US maize futures prices were down most of last week which saw the weekly average declining by 2.4% w/w to US$149.33/t. However, the strong weekly export sales were reported up 8% week-on-week (w/w) helped limit losses which saw late week gains on Friday. USDA’s crop progress report […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Livestock & Fibre Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on South Africa’s livestock and fibre markets In the latest Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) monthly update, the FAO’s Food Price Index increased for the third consecutive month and average 178.1 points which is up by 2.3% month-on-month (m/m) and 10.2% year-on-year (y/y). The meat sub-component however remained steady at 175.1 points but […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Fruit & Vegetable Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

     Weekly update on fruit and vegetable markets Weekly fruit and vegetables prices ended last week down across most commodities under review largely due to weak mid-month demand and volume pressure. However, vegetable prices posted a sharp recovery relative to last year this time (figure A). The yearly trend in fruit prices was mixed with half […]

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