TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN
Understanding the trends and views of manufacturing firms contributes to improved implementation of sector strategies and industrial policy.
The Quarterly Manufacturing Bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle that provides current views of manufacturing firms and an analysis of trends in the South African manufacturing sector. The focus of this development dialogue will be to present the findings of the survey covering the first quarter of 2016 and have a discussion around strategies to support the manufacturing sector in ways that support employment and equitable economic growth.
TIPS investigated the market dynamics within the African continent that determine the levels of manufacturing and trade of Motor Vehicles and parts thereof.
The presentation will focus on the top traded vehicles and components in Africa, the key multinational corporations and original equipment manufacturers meeting the current demand, as well as indicate which priority markets are under performing given their trade potential. It will also look at the impact of the factors that hinder intraregional trade flows of the automotive industry within the African continent.
PRESENTER: SITHEMBISO MTANGA
Assistant Programme Manager: Trade and Industry (TIPS)