DAFF Agriculture Marketing Information System (MIS)

Theme: Economy Date Added: 2018-12-18

What is it?

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) MIS aggregates and publishes data on current prices, price trends and value chains for various agricultural products.

Key Points

  • Weekly price watch for grains, beef, lamb and pork
  • Daily fresh produce market prices in SA cities
  • Data on horticulture, livestock, fieldcrops, industrial products
  • Provincial data on agriculture infrastructure and role players

Why is it Important?

Agriculture market information is important for existing and emerging farmers who would like to understand demand for their produce or benchmark pricing, and to plan future investments based on long term trends. This data is also critical for government officials planning support and subsidies for the sector.

How can it be accessed and used?

MIS data can be accessed via the home page. Highlights include:

Weekly price data for major grains, beef, lamb and pork. This data can also be accessed directly from the Statistics and Economic Analysis Directorate.

Fresh produce market prices such as for horticulture and field crops.

Grading and standards information such as for livestock.

Price trends spreadsheets such as for industrial products.

Provincial data and commentaries on role players and market trends such as for the Western Cape.

Horticulture - Market Prices & Info.: Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market (JOH)

Location: Johannesburg
Year: 2018Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • Product: Produce type e.g. Mangos
  • Average Price: Average price for unit of product for the day
  • Sales Quantity: Number of units sold for the day

Weekly price watch 30 November 2018

Location: South Africa
Format: PDF
Year: 2018Last Checked:None
Online: Access URL
File Names:
  • Major grains commodity: Grain type e.g. white maize
  • Last week: Spot price of grain last week
  • This week: Spot price of grain this week
  • rural
  • income
  • agriculture
  • business
  • planning
  • statistics

Resource contact name:Directorate: Marketing, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Creation or start date:2018-12-18

Resource contact updated at:2018-12-19

Spatial coverage  South Africa http://www.geonames.org/953987/south-africa.html

Where else has the resource been used?

Year Project Name::
2016 DAFF encourages use of Marketing Information Systems
2015 Development of Biomass Energy Technologies and Business Models for Southern Africa