Determinants of South Africa's exports of leather products

Show simple item record Jordaan, Andre Cillie Eita, Joel Hinaunye 2016-10-12T05:36:45Z 2016-10-12T05:36:45Z 2012-06
dc.description.abstract This article analyses the determinants of South African exports of raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather (H41) using annual data covering the period 1999 to 2008 for 32 main trading partners. The results show that the importer’s gross domestic product (GDP), South Africa’s GDP, the importer’s infrastructure, the real effective exchange rate and some regional trade agreements are the main determinants of raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather exports. The article then investigates if there is unexploited trade potential. The investigation reveals that among the sample countries – namely; Australia, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (US) have unexploited export potential. It is important from a policy perspective to focus on the unexploited trade potential (in the above-mentioned trading partners) to accelerate growth and alleviate poverty in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Economics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation André C. Jordaan & Joel H. Eita (2012) Determinants of South Africa's exports of leather products, Agrekon, 51:2, 38-52, DOI: 10.1080/03031853.2012.695137. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0303-1853 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-0400 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/03031853.2012.695137
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa. This is an electronic version of an article published in Agrekon, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 38-52, 2012. doi : 10.1080/03031853.2012.695137. Agrekon is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/ragr20. en_ZA
dc.subject Gravity model en_ZA
dc.subject Fixed effects en_ZA
dc.subject Export potential en_ZA
dc.title Determinants of South Africa's exports of leather products en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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