SA maize harvest estimate lifted by 2% from last month

South Africa’s maize supplies for the 2018/19 production year are shaping up better than we previously feared at the beginning of the year when dryness in the western parts of the country led to delayed plantings. Figures released by South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee earlier in the afternoon show that 2018/19 maize harvest could amount to 10.9 million tonnes, which is a 2% increase from last month’s estimate.

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Recommendations for Commodity Futures Delivery on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Dr. Matthew C. Roberts prepared this report for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as published on 15 May 2019. The report takes a look at the economics of futures markets, what has changed since 2009 and makes recommendations for commodity futures delivery on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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