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Exporting to South Africa

Thinking about exporting your products and services to South Africa? Do you need to advise your clients on international trade? Find guides and trade forecasts, check the economic and political outlook, and get expert help for your research from the ICAEW Library.

Export guides

Exporting to South Africa
Department for International Trade
Regularly updated guide for British companies looking to do business in this country. The guide offers an export overview and highlights the challenges and opportunities for UK businesses in South Africa. It also gives guidance on start-up issues, legal considerations, tax, customs and entry requirements.

South Africa
European Commission
Summary of trade between the EU and South Africa, with statistics on trade in goods and services and foreign direct investment. It describes trade agreements or relationships with the EU and points to the rules and requirements for trading with South Africa.

Economic and political outlook

ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can access a regularly updated report providing assessment of the short, medium and long term outlook for South Africa. The publication includes a five year forecast for key indicators, including economic growth and inflation. It also features analysis of labour markets, exchange rates, economic development, external trade, natural resources and key industry sectors.

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More forecasts and indicators

EIU country profile: South Africa
Economist Intelligence Unit
Up-to-date highlights covering the economy, political outlook, credit risk, regulatory assessment, business environment and key industry sectors.

African Economic Outlook: South Africa
OECD
Overview of the country and summaries of recent economic developments, macroeconomic policy, structural issues, the political and social context, human development and vital country statistics.

Business environment

On our Doing Business in South Africa page you can find information on the business environment, local law and support networks.

Industry reports

View the latest reports on key industries in South Africa, including data on market value, market segmentation, competitive landscape, leading companies in the industry, market forecasts and demographics.

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Companies

We can provide ICAEW members with financial data and reports for companies in this country through our company research service.

Risk and insolvency

Economic studies: South Africa
Coface
Profile regularly updated by the credit insurance group. It gives a general risk assessment alongside major macro-economic indicators.

Country report South Africa 2019
Atradius
Report analysing the current insolvency environment and overall economic situation. The report gives key economic indicators, main import sources, main export markets and forecasts the performance of major industry sectors.

Further reading

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