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Trends in South African Agri-Business Updated Report Available
BY Louise Mitchell
South Africa
02 August 2021
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Trends in South African Agri-business


Agri-business has multiple sub-sectors including maize and wheat milling, the production of livestock, dairy and horticulture. South Africa is a major producer and net exporter of finished processed food products, and food exports grew substantially in 2020. New technology and vertical integration are driving change in the industry. Challenges include tariff protection in various geographies, animal diseases, security issues on farms and the consequences of climate change. Constraints such as rising input costs, supply disruptions, dumping and illegal trade affect operating income.


Dominant Players


While there are many food production companies in South Africa, the industry is dominated by a small number of large players. High levels of market concentration, often through vertical integration, create high barriers to entry. The flour and grain milling industry is concentrated and controlled by a handful of farmers, silo owners and manufacturers. In the poultry sector, large companies are outsourcing some operations, which creates opportunity for small players.


Trends


Current trends include product innovation in line with consumer behaviour, such as demand for organic and plant-based foods. Regulatory changes and regulations such as sugar taxes and sodium content limits have posed challenges and prompted product changes. Supply and supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic led to some shortages and price increases. Cheap imports, intermittent bans during lockdown and the significant growth of illegal trade in tobacco and liquor products and have had a dramatic effect on these industries.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on trends in South African agri-business across several sub-sectors, with cross-references to Who Owns Whom reports on these sectors. The report includes information on trends in farming and processing, investments, trade, corporate actions and other industry developments. It refers to over 20 Who Owns Whom reports covering everything from the fresh fruit and vegetables industry to the manufacture of dairy products, sugar and animal feeds, the liquor and tobacco industries and trade in agricultural raw materials and livestock.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. COMPETITION 8
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
5.1. Coronavirus 10
5.2. Trade 12
5.3. Corporate Actions 14
5.4. Continental 15
6. TRENDS 17
6.1. Trends in Farming 18
6.2. Trends in Agricultural Products (Primary) Processing 19
6.3. Trends in Food (Secondary) Processing 20
7. INFLUENCING FACTORS 23
7.1. Investments 23
7.1.1. Major Transactions 24
7.1.2. Capacity Expansion and Utilisation 25
7.2. Government Initiatives 27
7.3. Unreliable Water and Electricity Supply 28
8. PESTLE ANALYSIS 28
9. OUTLOOK 30
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 31
APPENDIX 1 32
List of Sectors Covered 32
Historical Reports
  • The South African Tobacco and Tobacco Products Industry 2021-08-25
  • The Liquor Industry in South Africa 2021-08-24
  • Trends in South African Agri-Business 2021-08-02
  • Manufacture of Pasta 2021-07-16
  • The Poultry and Egg Industry 2021-06-30
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Tanzania 2021-05-24
  • Manufacture of Bakery Products 2021-04-30
  • Trends In South African FMCG Markets 2021-04-15
  • The Beverages Industry in Ghana 2021-04-08
  • The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Industry in South Africa 2021-03-29
  • Manufacture of Prepared Animal Feeds and Pet Food in South Africa 2021-02-27
  • Manufacture of Dairy Products in South Africa 2021-01-25
  • Manufacture of Flour and Grain Mill Products in South Africa 2021-01-20
  • Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables in South Africa 2020-10-05
  • Manufacture of Edible Nuts in South Africa 2020-09-04
  • The Production, Processing and Preserving of Red Meat in South Africa 2020-07-28
  • The Manufacture of Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fat in South Africa 2020-07-18
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Angola 2020-06-29
  • The Manufacture of Sugar in South Africa 2020-06-29
  • Manufacture of Breakfast Cereals in South Africa 2020-06-08
  • The Tea and Coffee Industry in South Africa 2020-05-25
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Mozambique 2020-04-07
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Zimbabwe 2020-03-30
  • The Tobacco Industry in Mozambique 2020-02-24
  • The Liquor Industry 2020-02-20
  • Manufacture of Edible Salt 2019-12-20
  • Manufacture of Flour and Grain Mill Products in South Africa 2019-12-04
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Ethiopia 2019-11-29
  • The Beverages Industry in Mozambique 2019-10-23
  • Manufacture of Sugar in Eswatini 2019-10-14
  • The Beverages Sector in Angola 2019-10-03
  • Manufacture of Bakery Products 2019-09-30
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Zambia 2019-07-23
  • The South African Tobacco Industry 2019-07-05
  • The Poultry and Egg Industry 2019-06-11
  • The Manufacture and Wholesale of Non-Alcoholic Beverages 2019-06-05
  • Manufacture of Dairy Products in South Africa 2019-04-10
  • The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry in South Africa 2019-03-08
  • The Confectionery Industry 2019-01-17
  • Manufacture of Pasta 2018-11-28
  • The Liquor Industry 2018-10-30
  • Manufacture of Breakfast Cereals in South Africa 2018-10-25
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa 2018-10-15
  • Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables in South Africa 2018-08-30
  • The Manufacture of Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fat in South Africa 2018-08-02
  • Manufacture of Prepared Animal Feeds and Pet Food in South Africa 2018-07-06
  • The Tea and Coffee Industry in South Africa 2018-03-27
  • The South African Tobacco Industry 2018-03-26
  • Manufacture of Spices 2018-03-08
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Botswana 2018-03-01
  • The Production, Processing and Preserving of Red Meat in South Africa 2018-02-16
  • The Manufacture of Sugar in South Africa 2018-01-19
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Tanzania 2017-11-27
  • Manufacture of Bakery Products 2017-11-23
  • Manufacture of Dairy Products in South Africa 2017-10-20
  • The Liquor Industry 2017-09-13
  • The Manufacture and Wholesale of Non-Alcoholic Beverages 2017-09-11
  • The Poultry and Egg Industry 2017-08-30
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Zambia 2017-07-01
  • Manufacture of Flour and Grain Mill Products in South Africa 2017-04-24
  • The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Industry in South Africa 2017-03-20
  • Preserving and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables in South Africa 2016-12-19
  • The Beverages Industry in Ethiopia 2016-11-28
  • Manufacture of Prepared Animal Feeds and Pet Food in South Africa 2016-11-24
  • The Manufacture of Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fat in South Africa 2016-11-16
  • Manufacture of Edible Salt 2016-11-02
  • The Poultry and Egg Industry 2016-08-22
  • Growing of Crops and Horticulture in Ethiopia 2016-08-03
  • The Beverages Industry in Nigeria 2016-07-22
  • The Liquor Industry 2016-07-15
  • Manufacture of Breakfast Cereals in South Africa 2016-07-02
  • The Production, Processing and Preserving of Red Meat in South Africa 2016-06-17
  • The Confectionery Industry 2016-05-19
  • Manufacture of Pasta 2016-04-18
  • Manufacture of Dairy Products in South Africa 2016-03-11
  • Growing of Crops and Horticulture in Zimbabwe 2016-03-11
  • The Tea and Coffee Industry in South Africa 2016-02-08
  • The Beverages Industry in Angola 2016-01-25
  • The Beverages Industry in Mozambique 2016-01-25
  • Manufacture of Flour and Grain Mill Products in South Africa 2016-01-11
  • Manufacture of Bakery Products 2015-11-30
  • Manufacture of Spices 2015-11-23
  • The Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Industry in South Africa 2015-11-17
  • The South African Tobacco Industry 2015-11-10
  • The Manufacture of Sugar in South Africa 2015-11-09
  • The Beverages Industry in Ghana 2015-07-31
  • Processing and Preserving of Fruit and Vegetables in South Africa 2015-07-30
  • The Poultry and Egg Industry 2015-07-23
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Botswana 2015-04-28
  • The Confectionery Industry 2015-04-13
  • The Manufacture and Wholesale of Non-Alcoholic Beverages 2015-03-02
  • The Agri-Business Sector in Tanzania 2015-02-27