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The Growing of Cereals and Other Crops in South Africa 2018 - The Private Use of Cannabis Could Lead to Increased Opportunities -

The "Growing of Cereals and Other Crops in South Africa 2018" report has been added to's offering.

The Growing of Cereals and Other Crops in South Africa: This report focuses on the growing of cereals and other crops in South Africa. These include maize, wheat, sugar cane, sunflower seeds, cotton and tobacco. The country's agricultural sector contributes about 2.5% to gross domestic product and gross farming income from all agricultural products increased by 10.2% to an estimated R267bn in the year to 30 June 2017.

The number of commercial farmers in South Africa continues to decline mainly due to dwindling farming profitability and policy uncertainty regarding expropriation of land without compensation.

Record Production South Africa harvested 16.82 million tons of maize in 2017 compared to 7.5 million tons in 2016. Wheat production for 2016

2017 is estimated at 1.88 million tons, 436,000 tons more than the previous season.

While production has increased, crop growers are facing a number of threats including cheap imports, higher production than demand and land expropriation.

The sugar industry's annual sales were reported to have declined by 27% as a result of imported sugar and the implementation of the Sugary Beverage Levy, while tobacco farming is under threat due to an increase in the distribution and sale of illegal cigarettes.

Report Coverage This report describes current conditions, commercial production statistics and predictions, and legislative developments. Factors that influence the success of the sector are also covered, including land expropriation and opportunities created by the September 2018 Constitutional Court ruling on the private use of cannabis which could lead to increased opportunities for cannabis growers. Influencing Factors Government Intervention and Land Reform Economic Environment Rising Operating Costs Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation Labour Environmental Concerns

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry

5. Influencing Factors

6. Competition

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

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SOURCE: Research and Markets

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