Zooming in on Manufacturing

SOUTH AFRICA - Report 11 Jun 2013 by Iraj Abedian

Executive Summary

A favorable performance of the South African manufacturing sector is indispensable for achieving robust and sustained domestic economic growth. This is evidenced by the fact that a poor performance of the domestic manufacturing sector largely contributed to a shocking Q1 2013 gross domestic growth outcome.

Conditions within the South African manufacturing sector remain tentative: while a weak rand presents opportunities for boosting the competitiveness of South African manufacturing firms, a cocktail of factors ranging from a faltering global recovery ...

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