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Good harvests and more exports lead to boom in agriculture sector

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The export of citrus, wine, mealies, sugar cane, apples, pears, grapes, avocados and macadamia nuts all contributed to boosting growth in the sector. Picture: iStock
The export of citrus, wine, mealies, sugar cane, apples, pears, grapes, avocados and macadamia nuts all contributed to boosting growth in the sector. Picture: iStock

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The agricultural sector in South Africa is thriving. Not only is it the only economic sector that grew in the second quarter of this year, but the industry’s second-quarter trade surplus was 32% higher than it was a year ago, said Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of SA (Agbiz).

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