South Africa in 2004

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Case Code : ECOA115
Case Length : 20 Pages
Period : 2004
Organization : -
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note :Not Available
Countries : South Africa
Industry : -

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Foreign trade

South Africa's principal exports were gold (typically 22 percent of total exports), diamonds (12 percent metals and metal products (11 percent), and coal (7 percent). The country was also a major exporter of granite, asbestos, iron ore, manganese, chrome and titanium ore. Main destinations were the US (13 percent of 2001 total), the UK (12.4 percent), Germany (9.2 percent), Japan (6.9 percent) and Italy (4.9 percent). Exports to the rest of Africa had increased by between 25-30 percent a year since 1990. Africa was also the primary destination for South Africa's manufacturing exports...

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Future Outlook

Black economic empowerment, correcting social imbalances and job creation within the context of fiscal and monetary discipline had been the main objectives of South Africa's economic policy in recent times. The consolidation of democratic processes, which dominated the first five years of ANC rule, had given way to a sharper focus on economic issues-specifically growth and job creation...


Exhibit I: Business Environment Rankings

Exhibit II: Fact Sheet

Exhibit III: Key Indicators

Exhibit IV: Comparative Economic Indicators, 2002
Exhibit V: Economic Background

Exhibit VI: Major Exports & Imports

Exhibit VII: Economic Forecast Summary

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