South Africa Retail

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Although they benefit from a market with one of the continent’s highest levels of per capita purchasing power, retailers in South Africa have seen limited growth over the third quarter, due in part to rising levels of personal debt and an unspectacular performance in the broader economy.

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: South Africa 2013

Industrial activity plays a central role in the South African economy, accounting for around 31.6% of GDP in 2011, and employing a large portion of the population in labour-intensive processes. Like many comparable economies, recent decades have seen the nation’s economic activity tilt away from traditional industry towards a more service-based economy. However, various plans are in place for...

With a long-established track record as the continent’s largest financial platform and one of the world’s biggest mining producers, South Africa has significant economic clout in the region. 

At first glance, South Africa’s retail sector is similar to that of many other countries in Africa, marked by a mixed system featuring elements of both traditional and modern retailing. The country’s emerging middle class is accelerating the pace of change, but the bulk of customers remain highly sensitive to price, and non-traditional distribution...

To what extent can retail spend be used as a barometer for the overall state of the economy?

Chapter | Retail from The Report: South Africa 2012

South Africa’s retail sector is marked by a mixed system featuring elements of both traditional and modern retailing. In recent years rising retail spending has been driven by a growing middle class and increased access to finance. According to data from Statistics South Africa, retail was the fastest-growing segment of GDP in the third quarter of 2011, and added 48,000 jobs in the fourth quarter...

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