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Exploring South Africa's Export Competitiveness

February 4, 2014

South Africa has identified the export sector as an engine for higher, more inclusive and job intensive growth. However despite some successes, South Africa will need to greatly improve its export performance to meet these goals. The 5th edition of the South Africa Economic update explores export competitiveness using export data from 20,000 South African firms. The report identifies 3 opportunities to help ignite export growth--greater competition amongst firms, resolving infrastructure bottlenecks and high logistic costs and deeper regional integration.