Market Overview

The Manufacture of Vegetable and Animal Oils & Fat in South Africa 2018 -


The "Manufacture
of Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fat in South Africa 2018"

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The sector, which is dominated by vegetable oils and fats, is increasing
production but remains a net importer. The country imported about
930,000 tons of vegetable and oilseed oil in the 2016/17 season
including palm oil, soybean oil and sunflower oil, which accounted for
80% of local consumption as production of sunflower, soybeans, canola
and groundnuts does not produce sufficient quantities to meet demand.

Soybean production is expected to increase by 5% to 1,4 million tons in
the 2017/18 marketing year, mainly due to an increase of 35% in area
planted. Sunflower seed production is estimated to decrease by 16% to
731,505 tons. While area planted increased 8%, the sector experienced
lower yields due to the drought. Forecasts indicate South Africa's
soybean and oilcake (meal) imports could decline by 27% and 17%
year-on-year in the 2018/19 marketing year due to increased harvest.

The manufacture of oils and fats from vegetables and animals is part of
South Africa's agro-processing sector which has grown at over 2% per
annum since 2013 and is identified as a catalyst for inclusive growth
due to its ability to create more jobs than the primary agricultural
sector. As a result, it has attracted high levels of support and
investment, reflected in increased planted areas and processing capacity.

Seed prices, however, remain under pressure, with most recent available
figures showing marginal declines in the prices of sunflower seeds and
marginal increases in the price of soybeans. The drought in has affected
the edible oils sector. With almost 98% of the canola crop grown in the
Western Cape, production declined in the 2017/2018 production season.

Companies Profiled

  • Africa Sun Oil Refineries (Pty) Ltd
  • D H Brothers Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Elangeni Oil (Pty) Ltd
  • Epic Foods (Pty) Ltd
  • Epko Oil Seed Crushing (Pty) Ltd
  • Free State Oil (Pty) Ltd
  • Majesty Oil Mills (Pty) Ltd
  • PhilAfrica Foods (Pty) Ltd
  • Sea Lake Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Sime Darby Hudson and Knight (Pty) Ltd
  • Southern Oil (Pty) Ltd
  • Standerton Oil Mills (Pty) Ltd
  • Sunola Oil Mills (Pty) Ltd
  • Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Wilmar Continental Edible Oils and Fats (Pty) Ltd

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