Will Dow and DuPont merger increase maize prices in SA?

Many countries concerned, disappointed with merger The merger of the international companies Dow and DuPont, providing input products to the South African agricultural market, has been approved. This comes after similar approvals in places like the USA, China, Brazil and Europe were met with disappointment. Like in other countries, South…

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Poor EU market conditions hurt Zambian sugar exports

Zambia Sugar’s exports to the European Union (EU) have dropped by 74% because of poor market conditions, said Zambia Sugar PLC's managing director Rebecca Katowa. Katowa said EU prices are significantly weaker than in previous years, resulting in the company cutting down bulk exports to the region. “Prices to the…

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Fresh produce markets ‘can’t conspire’

Some of the country’s biggest market agents are accused of cartel activities, despite South Africa having mechanisms in place to prevent the practice. RSA Groups, one of the largest agencies, said it believes allegations of the Competitions Commission – that nine agencies are colluding to determine prices to push out…

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Potato prices shoot up as production dips

The price of potatoes (white or Irish potato) shot up by as much as K30 per 10kg pocket, after a decline in production due to high input cost. In places like Copperbelt, the situation is compounded by crop shortages. A quick survey of fresh produce outlets, including chain stores in…

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