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South African whisky imports drop 9% in the first half of 2016

South African Scotch whisky imports decreased 9% during the first half of 2016 to 18.7m bottles but SA moved one spot higher to being the seventh-largest export market for the product, according to the Scotch Whisky Association...

By Pericles Anetos 21 Sep 2016

SA bulk exports fall 4.9% y/y in August to 12.6-million tons

SA's bulk export volumes fell 4.9% year on year (y/y) August to 12.6-million tonnes after dropping by 15.4% y/y in July to 11.6-million tonnes...

13 Sep 2016

TNPA to implement new e-commerce platform for SA ports

In another step to digitalise South Africa's port operations, TNPA will replace the nine-year-old PortsOnline system with a fully integrated e-commerce platform...

13 Sep 2016

FAO raises its world cereal production forecast

The expected increase in grain output is forecast to boost inventories and push up the global stock-to-use ratio to 25.3 percent, an "even more comfortable supply and demand situation than predicted at the start of the season."

12 Sep 2016

2016 Q2 Trade Report: Maersk cautiously optimistic about SA container trade

Although South African container trade remains in negative territory, the second quarter of 2016 proved to be more encouraging than the first...

7 Sep 2016

BRICS Masterclass Breakfast invitation

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Local and Global Research Initiatives (ILGRI) at Regent Business School is hosting a BRICS Masterclass on 16 September...

Issued by Regent Business School 5 Sep 2016

Intra-regional trade has the potential to boost African economies

"There are multiple opportunities to increase intra-regional trade, especially in line with the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement. If used properly, this agreement has the potential to significantly boost economic growth in the region."

1 Sep 2016

Export on the forefront in creating jobs for KZN

Emerging exporters, existing exporters and seasoned exporters will all gather at the Durban International Convention Centre from 17-21 October to learn, network and discuss export and trade opportunities...

Issued by Hypenica 1 Sep 2016

Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf

A loaf of bread will cost South African consumers nearly R1 more to buy at the till following the approval of an increase in the import duty on wheat, according to the National Chamber of Milling...

24 Aug 2016

SA agri exports fall R2bn, first drop in 10 years

SA's worst drought in decades has cost the country billions of Rands in lost export revenue. The country's agricultural exports declined in 2015 for the first time in 10 years...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 22 Aug 2016

TIKZN a catalyst for Southern African trade

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to take place 17-21 October 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre...

Issued by Hypenica 19 Aug 2016

Finding the right partner key in navigating imports in drought-hit SA

We spoke to Adam Orlin, head of Investec Import Solutions, to find out more about the impact of the drought on the import and export of agriculture commodities...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Aug 2016

SA wine exports set to soar over 10 years

South African wine exports are projected to grow 13% in the next decade‚ according to the latest Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy baseline report‚ which provides a snapshot of the country's wine industry and the broader agricultural sector...

19 Aug 2016

Move to help small farmers

By exposing small farmers to big retailers, the Eastern Cape Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Department hopes to create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs annually...

15 Aug 2016

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