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South Africa wine farmers feeling the pressure


Various challenges facing the South Africa’s wine industry are causing the wine farmer numbers to shrink.

South African wine producers are facing bruising market headwinds, battered by low-cost competitor products, low domestic rainfall, stagnant prices and cost inflation.Image result for wine


According to industry body VinPro, only around 44% farmers are operating at breakeven level and 40% are making a loss.

The total number of grape producers and areas under vineyard has, meanwhile, declined from 3?232 to 3 139 and from 98 596ha to 96 753ha respectively, with subsequent job losses.


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