Global Production Research

Country profile: South Africa

Production potential

Rank

Hourly wage cost (USD, 0.00 - 15.00)

13

Labour cost

3.95

Rank

Industrial capability (index value, 0.000 - 1.000)

25

Skill base

0.255

12

R+D capacity

0.265

6

Infrastructure

0.839

17

Government

0.521

Market potential

Rank

Market potential (index value, 0.000 - 1.000)

28

Local demand

0.135

18

Foreign market access

0.251

Export performance

Rank

Average annual growth in exports (%, 0.0 - 30.0)

25

Export growth

3.0

Rank

Export diversity (index value, 0.000 - 1.000)

23

Export diversity

0.243

Rank

Exports by tech category (%, 0.0 - 100.0)

22

High tech

7.3

2

Medium tech

76.4

24

Low tech

16.3

Key economic data

Population and income

Population (million)

54

Gross domestic product per capita (USD)

6 478

Manufacturing sector

Manufacturing value added per capita (USD)

842

Manufactured exports per capita (USD)

749

Manufactured exports in % of total merchandise exports

50

Foreign direct investment

Stock of inward investment per capita (USD)

2 692

Annual change in inward investment flow (%)

5.9

 

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