S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.52, December 30, 2019
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We wish all our readers happy New Year, and we hope 2020 will mark a significant turnaround for the fortunes of all your businesses.
Retail last week
Quite good for some, not so good for others
They Said It
"That's one part of your body you don't want anything to go wrong." - Grahamstown retailer Chiman Harjeven on the high incidence of injury, mutilation and even death among young male initiates undergoing ritual circumcision.
2020 Trade Fairs Another essential service from S&V
Please note that we have updated most 2020 trade fairs and conferences on our website, linked to their websites: http://www.svmag.co.za/events
ABSA Agri Trends 13/12: Hides & skins prices
Hides: The current average hide price is R1.43/skin, this is 1.1% higher than last week’s price of R1.41/skin. The current price is 11.2% lower than prices were a month ago and the current hide price is 62.7% lower than prices were a year ago. The local market remains stable. Locally the closure of automotive plants for the holidays will keep prices at the current low levels in the short to medium term. The price of merino skins was down by 5.3% from R45.71/skin to R43.29/skin this week. The Dorper skin price was up by 11.2% week on week at R34.17/skin. Compared to a year ago the price of dorper skins is 11.27% higher and the price of merino skins is 53.20% lower. - Conce Moraba, agricultural economist, Absa Group. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies.
31/12/1958: Neil Burnham, Joslyn’s Shoes Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
30/12/2016: Michael O’Connor (b. 11/12/1951), Jensen Belts, Cape Town.
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Next newsletter: January 6, 2020.