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.
Le Clus-Rossouw, Danielle; Viviers, Wilma; Loots, Elsabé(Routledge, 2015-07)
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have agreed to strengthen
their economic ties, thus paving the way for enhanced trade and investment performance. South
Africa’s strategic value in BRICS ...
Oliphant, Verna(University of Pretoria, 2010-07-03)
This body of research investigates the capability and propensity of a selection of inks and coatings manufacturing micro-, small- and medium enterprises, based in and around Cape Town in the Western Cape, to export product ...
Rowbotham, Nicola Kim(University of Pretoria, 2012-09-27)
Increased globalisation of trade has led a growing number of firms to search beyond their traditional domestic markets. As a result, export-led growth has gained focus, particularly amongst industrialising nations, or ...