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retail sector

Global retail sales reached USD14trn in 2016 (Euromonitor, 2017). The industry is forecast to reach USD16trn in 2021 and is expected to grow by 2.6% (y-o-y) between 2017 and 2021. The main growth drivers will be internet retailing and mobile internet...more

ivory coast country fact sheet

This country fact sheet provides key trade, investment and tourism related statistics for Ivory Coast. Specifically, it shows global trade and investment flows including an analysis of top markets and products for Ivory Coast in relation to South Afr...more

Poland country fact sheet

The Polish economy is undergoing a cyclical upswing and leading indicators are pointing towards more strength in the coming quarters. Economic growth in Quarter one 2017 surprised consensus to the upside and came in at 1.1% q-o-q and 4.2% y-o-y. Grow...more

indonesia country fact sheet

Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is one of the emerging market economies of the world. Indonesia's strategic location between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and its adjacency to major east-west trade routes make it an important ...more

Country Profile: Kenya 2017

Domestic tourism is the major driving force of the Kenyan tourism sector. The total number of domestic trips rose from 18.1 million in 2009 to 21.1 million in 2013, at a review-period CAGR of 3.82%, driven by an increase in mean household income and ...more

shared economy in Africa 2017

This fact sheet looks at the shared economy in Africa focusing on:The digital dividePositive and negative implications as well as Africa specific concernsFive key sectors of the shared economy and their African penetration including the following:•&#...more

Latin America 2017

This regional fact sheet provides key trade and investment related statistics for Latin America and on some occasions Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, it gives an overview of Latin America in terms of the economy, geography and demograp...more

Rwanda 2017

TRADEBetween 2007 and 2016, South Africa was the more dominant trade partner and recorded consecutive trade surplusesSouth Africa’s exports had a compound annual average growth rate of negative 3% from 2012 to 2016 and the imports had a negative grow...more

Singapore 2017

In contrast to challenging economic conditions faced upon independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore today is one of the global economy’s success stories. Indeed, not only is the sovereign state considered to be of the most prosperous nations glob...more

zambia country fact sheet 2017

This country fact sheet provides key trade, investment and tourism related statistics for Zambia. Specifically, it shows global trade and investment flows including an analysis of top markets and products for Zambia in relation to South Africa and th...more

2016 Western Cape Destination ..

Tourism has shown extraordinary strength and resilience in recent years, despite many challenges particularly related to safety and security. In the face of the challenges, demand for international tourism remained robust. International arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million in 2016. Since the 2009 global economic and financial crisis, 2016 marks the 7th consecutive year of sustained growth in international tourism....more

Hong Kong 2017

This country fact sheet provides key trade and investment related statistics for Hong Kong. Specifically, it shows Hong Kong’s trade and investment flows including an analysis of top markets and products with South Africa and the Western Cape highlig...more

Ghana 2017

This country fact sheet provides key trade, investment and tourism related statistics for the Ghana. Specifically, it shows global trade and investment flows including an analysis of top markets and products for Ghana in relation to South Africa and ...more

Halal FAQ's for exporters

Wesgro is currently involved in growing the exports of halal products from the Western Cape. Market intelligence and research has shown that China, Malaysia, Nigeria, Senegal, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates offer the greatest immediate potenti...more