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Food inflation brief – April 2024 prices

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for April 2024. Download here to read the report.

Food inflation brief – March 2024 prices

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for March 2024. Download here to read the report.

Food inflation brief – February 2024 prices

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for February 2024. This version of the Food Inflation Brief also incorporates the potential impact of the latest crop estimates on basic staple food prices in South Africa. Download here to read the report.

Food inflation brief – January 2024 prices

This brief provides an overview of food inflation dynamics, its associated causes, and the cost of basic healthy eating for January 2024. Download here to read the report.

South African adoption rate of GM maize

In this report, BFAP assesses the adoption trends of GM maize seed in South Africa. The main objective of this ongoing Maize Trust supported initiative is to estimate the most recent maize production season’s GM maize planting areas and GM trait adoption trends, as seed sales figures become available, in order to expand the historic database on

Food Inflation Brief – May 2022

Year-on-year inflation on Food and Non-alcoholic beverages gained momentum, with a 7.6% increase in May compared to 6.0% in April 2022. Food inflation was mainly driven by price increases in plant oil products, meat and grain-based foods.   Download here to read the full brief. 

Food Inflation Brief – April 2022

Year-on-year inflation on Food and Non-alcoholic beverages eased slightly, with a 6.0% increase in April compared to 6.2% in March 2022. This was underpinned by an uptick in the price of vegetables oils and meat, with inflation on bread and cereals also gaining momentum.   Download here to read the full brief or listen to the

Food inflation brief – January 2022

Year-on-year inflation on Food and Non-alcoholic beverages accelerated to 5.7% in January, from 5.5% in December 2021. This was underpinned by an uptick in the price of cereals, bread, oils and fats, milk and eggs, and vegetables. Download here to read the full brief.

Food inflation brief – December 2021

Since our previous inflation brief in November 2021, the identification of the Omicron variant, combined with excessive rainfall in the summer rainfall areas, has presented the possibility of further supply disruptions that could affect global and local inflation. Food inflation figures for December 2021 came in at 5.9%, whilst food and non-alcoholic beverages were slightly more modest

Action to unlock the potential of the red meat industry

In light of the considerable opportunities and untapped potential of the red meat and livestock sector, the primary value chain industry organisations initiated a process of developing a South African Red Meat Industry Strategy 2030. BFAP has completed the first phase, aimed at unpacking the end-to-end interactions in the red meat value chain. Ground-level limiting

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