Agricultural Statistics

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北京赛车女郎视频 www.m2yf.cn Almost two thirds of agricultural households are in KZN (24,4%), EC (20,7%) and LP (16,3%) combined.

The history of agricultural statistics in South Africa goes back as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. With the exception of the World Wars and great depression years, an agricultural census was conducted on annual basis in the first half of the 20th century. As agriculture’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased over the years, so did the frequency of conducting agricultural censuses. Post 1994, agricultural censuses have been conducted on a five yearly basis, with annual surveys being conducted in between the census years. Until now, agricultural censuses and surveys have largely concentrated on commercial agriculture leaving out small-scale and subsistence agriculture.

In 2009, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) conducted an audit of agricultural statistics in the country. One of the findings was that the country lacked information on smallholder and subsistence agriculture. The current list of farmers being used to conduct surveys was mainly confined to commercial agriculture.

A decision was taken that three questions related to agriculture would be included in the Population Census 2011 (Census 2011) questionnaire. The main objective was to identify all households involved in agriculture in the country, so that a complete frame of all individuals and entities involved in agriculture (both subsistence and commercial) could be generated. This will allow for a comprehensive agricultural census to be conducted.

Agricultural households

Commercial agriculture

WC - Western Cape

EC - Eastern Cape

NC - Northern Cape

FS - Free State

KZN - Kwa-Zulu Natal

NW - North West

GP - Gauteng

MP - Mpumalanga

LP - Limpopo

GFI - Gross Farming Income

EXP - Expenditure

Formal business turnover climbs by 5,5%

Formal business turnover climbs by 5,5%

The South African formal business sector1 generated R2,57?trillion in turnover in the fourth quarter of 2018. This translates to about R323?600 generated every second from October?2018 to December?2018. The R2,57?trillion was 5,5% more than the R2,44?trillion generated in the third quarter (July?2018 to September?2018). This follows a rise of 3,6% in the third quarter and   read more »



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