2018-08-05 18:46:06 UTC
Jul 22 2018 13:29
South Africa is traditionally a net importer of wheat, but the Western
Cape drought, which led to a decline in domestic wheat production,
resulted in an increase in wheat imports to 1.9 million tonnes the
second-highest level on record, according to Wandile Sihlobo, head of
agribusiness research at Agbiz.
In the latest Agbiz newsletter, Sihlobo says a notable share of the
wheat imports was in the first quarter of 2018.
Although the trade impact of the severe drought in the Western Cape
was muted in the first quarter, in his view, it will be felt in the
coming quarters, as the 2017/2018 table grape production and major
fruit production declined by double digits year-on-year (y/y).
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