n Farmer’s Weekly - Brexit's true implications : market analysis

Volume 2016, Issue 16026
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Following the 'Yes' vote in the UK's recent Brexit referendum, the risk for South Africa does not lie in export uncertainty, but in the volatility of the exchange rate. In the short term, the pound is expected to continue weakening against the euro, but not necessarily against the rand. The weakening pound could create an inflationary environment, which in the long term, will lead to price pressure for UK consumers and thus affect the demand for imported agricultural products.

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