MarketReportsOnline.com adds Q3 2012 reports for Agribusiness industry of multiple countries to its store. Following are the report briefs:
Egypt Agribusiness Report Q3 2012
Even though Egypt food inflation has moderated since 2011”s popular uprising, we still see food prices as a very sensitive political issue. However, because we see a sufficient increase in wheat output in 2012/13 and high ending stocks, we expect smaller import needs for grains in the coming months. We have revised down our forecast for beef production because of the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD), which should also impact growth in dairy production in the coming months. Cotton farmers should plant less of the crop in 2012/13 because of recent disputes between farmers and traders and relatively low global prices.
Zimbabwe Agribusiness Report Q3 2012
The Zimbabwean agricultural sector needs far greater private and public sector investment to
meet its potential. The government’s weakening fiscal position, coupled with confused policy-making,
which has been criticized for being at odds with the needs of the economically-important agricultural
sector, is likely to restrict the effectiveness of government support over the short term. Meanwhile private sector investment will be constrained by ongoing political uncertainty. We have a more constructive view towards the sector over the medium-term and we see output of key crops such as sugar, corn, cotton and tobacco increasing. However, Zimbabwe remains a long, long way from regaining its status as a regional breadbasket, especially as regional neighbors continue to develop their own agricultural sectors more quickly and more effectively.
Uganda Agribusiness Report Q3 2012
Despite a relatively disappointing 2011/12 grain crop, Uganda’s food security should remain relatively stable, as rains before the June harvest were consistent. A key concern will be rising rice prices, as rice is considered a staple good in the country (unlike corn) and Uganda runs a small rice production deficit. In contrast, the country’s coffee sector will see minimal production growth in 2011/12. We forecast expansion of the sector over the long term and believe tree yields will improve, as will crop resistance to disease. We are more cautious on the grains sector, expecting production to increase only slightly in the long term, mainly due to increased export demand.
Ukraine Agribusiness Report Q3 2012
We have not changed our forecast for grains production for 2012/13 as we believe the crop could recover if weather improves before harvest starts in June. Also, we believe winterkill damage to plantings will be more limited than previously expected. Thus, we forecast a small fall in wheat and barley output and a more significant fall in corn production. We expect the livestock sector to experience small growth as the country announced it will extend import licenses because of tight market supply. Ukraine’s dairy sector is still very reliant on exports from countries in the region such as Russia and Belarus, as the country’s products have failed to pass some of the EU dairy standards.
India Agribusiness Report Q3 2012
While 2011/12 and 2012/13 are expected to be promising years for the Indian agriculture sector, given better prospects for crops, we are less optimistic about the policy landscape for the industry. We view India’s Food Security Bill as little more than a politically expedient proposal which does not benefit farmers as much as it does politicians. In our view, the bill not only skirts the underlying problems of corruption, ill-equipped distribution systems and poor agricultural productivity, it also will be detrimental to the country’s already-precarious fiscal position. We highlight that if the bill is enacted in 2012, domestic procurement of food grains could be kept high, and export momentum could be prevented into 2013.
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- Thailand Agribusiness Report Q3 2012 – http://www.marketreportsonline.com/163013-thailand-agribusi.html
- South Africa Agribusiness Report Q3 2012- http://www.marketreportsonline.com/163006-south-africa-agri.html
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