In terms of output, South Africa’s economy is the second largest on the continent after Nigeria. From an airfreight and container shipping perspective, South Africa is the most important market. Annual air cargo traffic is in the order of 350,000 tonnes, while container throughout at main ports has been around 4 million TEU per year. Economically, South Africa has had a bumpy ride over the past decade, and this is also reflected in international trade figures. However, 2022 performance was good with trade value growing at 9.5% overall. 2023 expectations point towards further growth, although the current power crisis could derail this.
Posts tagged as “Road”
Understanding what drives mode choice is key to understanding the demand for freight transportation capacity, in particular for air cargo and long-distance rail, where small shifts to and from ships can have big impacts. This article looks at what drives the choice of air, sea, road and rail transport.
This first article looks at the things that shape our thinking about the prospects for world trade in goods: the markets that matter, how trade relates to economic activity, the importance of air, sea, road and rail and the factors that drive or destroy growth.