This paper analysed the determinants of South African exports of raw hides and skins
(other than fur skins) and leather (H41) using annual data covering the period 1997 to 2004 for 32 main trading partners. The results show that importer’s GDP, South Africa’s GDP, importer’s population, South Africa’s population, infrastructure of South Africa and importing country and some regional trade agreements are the main determinants of raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather exports. The paper then investigated if there is unexploited trade potential. The investigation revealed that among others,
South Korea, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe have unexploited export
potential. It is important to focus efforts on the unexploited trade potential to accelerate growth and alleviate poverty in South Africa.
Heyl, Ansa; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science(2014-08-11)
In spite of significant international interest in South African horses, investment in this sector currently falls far short of its potential. The main reason for this is the prevalence of African horse sickness (AHS). In ...
Moloto, Phineas Rameshovo(University of Pretoria, 2006-10-05)
Through empirical research the researcher gained an in-depth knowledge regarding the growth trends in the South African manufactured export industry as well as the factors determining the patterns of growth and champion ...
Shikongo, Amalia Ndapandula(University of Pretoria, 2016)
Developing countries use EPZs as a policy strategy to transform from import-substitution industrialisation to export-led economic development. To make up for lack of comparative advantage, developing countries offer various ...