SA agricultural exports could decline

South Africa's agricultural export activity will likely soften this year from the 2021 record of US$12,4 billion. Lower production of key crops, animal disease spread and changes in phytosanitary regulations in key markets such as the EU will all weigh on the export activity this year. The changes in export volumes and values might not show in the year's first half but will likely reflect in the second half of the year. In this week’s segment, agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo unpacks South Africa’s agricultural trade and the expectations of export activity in 2022.

Published: 22 August 2022