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: Grains, Oilseeds & Sugar Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on grains, oilseeds and sugar markets South Africa’s maize prices continued to post good gains on improved buying interest despite rand strength and harvest pressure. Prices retained the firmer trend after a softer start to this week with futures up across the board. Gains were however limited due to the renewed rand appreciation […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Fruit & Vegetable Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on fruit and vegetable markets Last week saw good gains in vegetable prices largely due to limited supplies. Weekly prices were moderate to sharply higher across most commodities under review with the exception of potatoes. The year-on-year (y/y) trend was similar with the exception of potatoes and onions prices. The weekly trend in […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Livestock & Fibre Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on South Africa’s livestock and fibre markets Last week saw a mixed trend in beef prices with class Cs extending recent gains on reduced availability across markets. In the weaner calf market, prices continued to strengthen on the back of limited supplies and good demand. Weekly weaner calf prices are now 66% higher […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Grains, Oilseeds & Sugar Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on grains, oilseeds and sugar markets Local maize prices have rallied this week on renewed rand weakness and good export demand. Kenya has again emerged as one of the top export destinations, taking up 85% of the weekly export volumes recently. Wheat prices rallied on fewer planted hectares and deteriorating crop conditions in the […]

  • Agri-Weekly: Livestock & Fibre Markets

    Posted In Agriculture, Economics

    Weekly update on livestock and fibre markets Prices in the domestic livestock market trended mostly firmer on slight improvement in demand during the month end period. Monthly imports for both poultry and pork came in sharply higher by 35% and 13% respectively month-on-month (m/m) during May 2017. The local poultry market therefore faces tough competition […]

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