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  • Manufacture of General Purpose Machinery
    South Africa
    26 December 2018
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    Sales of general purpose machinery totalled some R38bn in 2017, growing 5.6% from R36.2bn in 2016. The sector continues to be constrained by South Africa's poor economy, insufficient demand from key customer markets and declining manufacturing competitiveness relative to major exporting nations such as China. The metals and machinery sector employs approximately 295,000 people and is a major contributor to South Africa's wider manufacturing industry.
  • Mining in East Africa
    Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    19 December 2018
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    East Africa is a significant supplier of rutile (titanium oxide), titanium-iron-oxide mineral ilmenite, gold and zircon. The majority of minerals produced in East Africa are exported for further processing and in 2017, East African countries exported minerals worth US$974.6m, a year-on-year decrease of 9.2%, reflecting a large decrease in Tanzania’s exports. The import of minerals to the region increased by 23% to US$605.8m. A large number of companies are involved in the region’s mining sector, including major companies like Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold and AngloGold Ashanti.
  • The Broadcasting Industry and Manufacture of Decoders
    South Africa
    19 December 2018
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    On-demand audio and video online streaming services are causing significant disruption in the broadcasting sector globally and will offer serious competition to South African broadcasters in the near future. Local broadcasters are planning or implementing new business models to integrate their offerings with digital platforms. The total revenue of the television industry in South Africa increased by 3.6% to R32.2bn year-on-year in 2017, while radio revenue increased by 2.2% to R4.3bn for the same period. The sector is undermined by sustainability concerns and numerous issues at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. The long-delayed digital migration process appears to back on track with final analogue switch-off in 2020.
  • The Printing Industry
    South Africa
    18 December 2018
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    The South African printing industry and its suppliers contributed approximately R55bn to gross domestic product and provided around 45,000 jobs in 2017. Digital disruption continues to drive the decline of the commercial analogue printing segment, and print output volumes are on a steady downward trajectory. Some role players indicate that innovative technological advances sweeping through the sector present new opportunities for the industry.
  • The Manufacture and Wholesale of Metal Fasteners
    South Africa
    14 December 2018
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    This report focuses on the South African metal fasteners sector which is a small contributor to the manufacturing sector. The industry consists of local manufacturers and distributors/wholesalers of locally manufactured products as well as imported products, which are dominant in the domestic market. The major wholesalers and importers are BMG, Boltfast, Bascol and Bolt & Engineering Distributors. Major diversified listed companies that are active in the sector include Invicta and Bidvest (Afcom). Key end-users include the mining, automotive, construction, rail, energy, agriculture and manufacturing industries. Metal fasteners were traditionally sold through distributors, but as a result of difficult business conditions some manufacturers have started to sell directly to end-users.
  • Wholesale of Other Machinery
    South Africa
    14 December 2018
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    This report focuses on the wholesale of capital equipment and other machinery in South Africa. The key wholesale markets which are examined include mining and construction machinery, agricultural machinery, fire extinguishers, generators and transformers, and pumps and valves. The metals and machinery sector employs around 295,000 people and has turnover of over R70bn across relevant machinery sub-sectors while total wholesale trade in machinery, equipment and supplies totalled R297.7bn in 2016. There are just under 5,000 formal enterprises active in the manufacture and distribution of capital machinery and other machinery.
  • Manufacture and Wholesale of Pumps, Compressors, Taps and Valves
    South Africa
    13 December 2018
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    estimated $ 720.91 (USD) *
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    This report focuses on the manufacture and wholesale of pumps, compressors, taps and valves in South Africa. The industry manufactures a diverse range of products from small items used in the pharmaceutical industry to massive slurry pumps, dewatering pumps and valves used in the mining industry. Companies in the sector include branches of large multinational companies, local manufacturers of various sizes, wholesalers and importers.
  • The Instrumentation and Control Industry including Building Management Systems
    South Africa
    30 November 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 720.91 (USD) *
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    With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution and the creation of ‘intelligent’ buildings, companies operating in the R16.5bn instrumentation and control industry, incorporating process automation and building management systems, are positioned to play a critical role in the regeneration of South Africa’s economy. There are approximately 700 companies in the sector, with Yokogawa South Africa playing a leading role in the instrumentation and control market and Johnson Controls dominating the BMS segment.
  • Manufacture of Explosives and Pyrotechnics
    South Africa
    29 November 2018
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    This report focuses on the manufacture of explosives and pyrotechnics. The explosives market is largely dependent on the mining industry, which is slowly recovering from the slump of the past few years. The value of the South African mining explosives industry increased from $12.9bn in 2014 to $14bn in 2017. Demand for more cost-effective solutions has prompted the major explosive companies to become more innovative in their product offerings. This has also opened up opportunities to diversify internationally. The top three market participants, namely AEL Mining Services, BME, and Sasol Explosives have a combined revenue market share of over 82%.
  • Manufacture of Pasta
    South Africa
    28 November 2018
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    The South African pasta manufacturing industry is estimated at approximately 100,000 tons in 2017. Based on the value of Tiger Brands’ Fatti’s and Moni’s dry pasta market share, the dry pasta segment of the industry is valued at R4bn in 2017. Other major pasta manufacturing segments include fresh pasta, ready-made meals and noodles, with the latter accounting for R960m in 2017.
  • The Printing Industry Industry in East Africa
    Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    08 November 2018
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    East Africa, which recorded an economic growth rate of 5.9% in 2017, is the fastest growing region on the African continent and one of the world’s most rapidly expanding markets for security printing. The printing industry in East Africa is generally underdeveloped and in some countries, barely functional. Factors such as poor quality, high pricing structures and delivery delays have compelled many publishers to engage the services of printers from countries where services are generally of a significantly higher standard.
  • Private Equity
    South Africa
    07 November 2018
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    Private equity’s capital penetration, or capital injected into the economy through private investments, was equal to 0.7% of GDP in 2017, and the sector is an important role player in the development of companies and infrastructure projects in the country. South Africa’s private equity industry had R158bn in funds under management in 2017. The volume and value of private equity and venture capital deals targeting South African companies declined year-on-year in 2017 with 43 deals worth a combined US$312m, compared to the US$896m invested across 60 deals in 2016. In terms of value, 2017’s results were the lowest since 2010. Private equity continues to outperform listed equity.
  • Generation of Electricity
    South Africa
    31 October 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 720.91 (USD) *
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    State-owned entity Eskom, responsible for 90% of the country’s power generation, remains financially and operationally fragile and continues to struggle with declining electricity sales, looming coal shortages, financial instability, and corruption and mismanagement. Eskom, which operates 30 power stations with a total nominal capacity of 45,561MW, reported a loss of R4.6bn in the 2017/2018 financial year and more than R19bn in irregular expenditure has been identified. Sales revenue declined by 2% to R95.5bn, net cash generated from operations decreased by 30% to R22bn, net finance costs increased by 53% to R10bn, and net profit after tax declined by 34% to R6.3bn. Eskom’s interest payments amount to R215bn and debt repayments to R228bn over the next five years.
  • The Liquor Industry
    South Africa
    30 October 2018
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    The South African liquor industry, including manufacture, wholesale and retail, is valued at between R106.1bn and R129bn. The industry is considered mature and growth is largely organic. Total 2017 liquor consumed was almost 4.24 billion litres, reflecting growth of 1.9% over 2016, driven by a growing population, aggressive expansion in retail liquor and product premiumisation. Growth is expected in 2018 despite the poor economic climate and will be aided by currency weakness reflected in rising exports.
  • Manufacture of Breakfast Cereals
    South Africa
    25 October 2018
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    estimated $ 720.91 (USD) *
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    This report focuses on the manufacture of breakfast cereals in South Africa, which remains resilient in difficult conditions. The market is dominated by three large companies, Tiger Brands, Pioneer Foods and Kellogg’s South Africa. Statistics SA figures show that bread and cereal prices were 3.1% cheaper in June 2018 than they were in June 2017, indicating significant price pressure in a highly competitive market.
  • Growing of Cereals and Other Crops
    South Africa
    24 October 2018
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    This report focuses on the growing of cereals and other crops in South Africa. These include maize, wheat, sugar cane, sunflower seeds, cotton and tobacco. The country’s agricultural sector contributes about 2.5% to gross domestic product and gross farming income from all agricultural products increased by 10.2% to an estimated R267bn in the year to 30 June 2017. The number of commercial farmers in South Africa continues to decline mainly due to dwindling farming profitability and policy uncertainty regarding expropriation of land without compensation.
  • Freight Forwarders
    South Africa
    19 October 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 720.91 (USD) *
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    The freight forwarding and customs clearance sector is a major facilitator of trade in South Africa and it co-ordinates over 80% of the country’s international trade. The value and growth of the market is entirely dependent on local and global economic conditions and trade, over which it has no control. Profit margins are low as charges are dependent on the cost of logistics, port and airport tariffs and the cost of customs duties and import and export permits. Trade statistics show the industry moved R795bn worth of exported goods and R792bn of imported goods from January to August 2018, representing year-on-year increases of 5% and 10.4% respectively.
  • ICT in Ethiopia
    Ethiopia
    18 October 2018
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    estimated $ 720.91 (USD) *
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    The Ethiopian government is the main growth driver of the country’s emerging information and communication technology (ITC) industry and it is placing great emphasis on using ICT to reach the goals of its growth and transformation plan. The country’s broadband market is set to develop with increases in international bandwidth, improvements in national fibre backbone infrastructure and the growing availability of mobile broadband services via 3G and LTE networks. The state-owned Ethio Telecom is the only provider of telecommunications services in Ethiopia. Sectors open for competition include equipment provision and downstream services such as call and data centres, messaging and applications.
  • Parking Management Services
    South Africa
    16 October 2018
    R 10 080.00 (ZAR)  
    estimated $ 720.91 (USD) *
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    The parking management solutions market is growing as traffic congestion intensifies. New technologies are rapidly changing the parking management landscape with new participants in the sector facilitating smart parking aided by real-time parking information and technology. The segment of the market that provides advisory services, revenue collection and management of parking operations is highly concentrated and dominated by Interpark and Servest, with five local companies holding 97% market share. The parking systems segment including monitoring, automated revenue systems and smart solutions for parking areas is fragmented with smaller players holding 34% market share and a number of international companies participating.
  • Manufacture of Dairy in East Africa
    Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    15 October 2018
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    According to the East and Southern Africa Dairy Association (ESADA), 12 billion litres of milk are produced in East Africa annually, accounting for 27.5% of the continent’s 2017 output. Factors including security of supply of high-quality milk and rising input costs continue to affect the performance of East African manufacturers of dairy products. East Africa’s increased imports of dairy products from Europe are posing a threat to dairy farmers and processors in the region. Many dairy processors also find it difficult to reach consumers, since informal channels typically account for around 80% of the dairy market.

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