Agriculture

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    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.

    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 […]

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    Dawie Maree joined FNB Agriculture in February 2015 as the Head of Information and Marketing and is responsible for keeping decision makers in the bank and the bank’s clients informed about economic and other developments in the agricultural and broader economy. Dawie is also responsible to expand the FNB Agriculture brand in the market through various actions, including presentations at conferences, farmers days and other important agricultural events. Growing up on a farm in the Ventersdorp district in the North-West Province, Dawie’s interest has always been in the agricultural well-being of South Africa. After obtaining his M.Sc. (Agric) Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria and MBA from the University of Antwerp Management School in Belguim, he gained a wide variety of experience in the grain, milk and food security sectors as agricultural economist. As contributor to the Dairy Mail, functionary of the Commercial Policy Committee of Agri SA and a member of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), he has been active in addressing issues such as disaster management, the linking of farmers to markets and other related issues directly affecting farmers in SA.

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    Mid-month calculations indicated that we might expect a sharp increase in fuel prices early in September. The increase will have a direct impact on the agricultural sector in South Africa as cost of production and transportation will increase, which may go as far as impacting retail prices. Information from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) shows […]

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    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.

    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 […]

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    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.

    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 […]

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    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.

    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 […]

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