Western Cape 2012 Exports and Biggest Markets

November 7, 2013
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Do you know:

  • Western Cape exports in 2012 totalled R92.55 billion which is 21.09% of GDP
  • Exports are 69.8% products and 30.2% services which contribute 8.4% of national goods exports and 22.5% of national services exports
  • Five sectors account for 67.7% of exports – Food and Beverage (17.3%), Agriculture (17.0%), Petroleum and Chemicals (15.5%), Metals and Machinery (10.3%) and Business Services (7.7%)
  • Our biggest product export market is Europe accounting for 35.86% of exports and Agriculture and Food and Beverage accounting for 23.55% to this market
  • The biggest markets for South Africa in the EU are Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands with Germany providing the largest trade of both imports and exports combined and the UK importing the most from South Africa of any EU country. See more on EU South AfricaTrade Data 2012

See more on Western Cape 2012 Export Graphs

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