South Africa PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

South Africa PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

  • July 2020 •
  • 44 pages •
  • Report ID: 5930676 •
  • Format: PDF
South Africa PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 25.0% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (19.5%) and wholesale, retail and hotels activities (15%). In nominal terms, the three sectors grew by 6.0%, 5.2% and 6.3%, respectively, in 2019

Due to high regional income inequality and uneven population distribution, Guateng, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape accounted for 64% of total domestic product, and were home to 55.3% of the population in 2016

- South Africa’s air and rail networks are the largest on the continent, and its roads are in good condition. The country’s ports provide a natural stopover for shipping to and from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and both coasts of Africa. However, according to World Bank’s logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in South Africa declined in the last two years, with its ranking declining from 20th in 2016, to 33rd in 2018.
- The overall FTSE/JSE All Share (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) index has been exhibiting a downward trend over the last year. Global panic due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge crash in the index in March 2020, however the index has recovered during April-June 2020

Reasons to Buy

- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

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