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10th February 2014

Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in South Africa

Report summary

The textile and clothing industry in South Africa is a relatively small sector within the country's economy. However, it has the potential to be a significant employer within the manufacturing sector. The South African government is therefore supporting the development of textile and clothing industry clusters by helping with investment in infrastructure and implementation of best practice, and providing incentives through the Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CIP) and the Production Incentive Programme (PIP).

In the retail sector, demand has expanded as a result of growth in the economy since the global recession of 2009. However, the main beneficiaries of the expansion have been foreign suppliers -- mainly in Asia and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa -- and clothing imports have grown significantly in recent years. This report looks at the development of the textile and clothing industry in South Africa, its size and structure, and production and consumption.

The report also features: a geographical, political and economic profile; a detailed analysis of the country's imports and exports; a review of government policies, investment incentives and foreign investments; an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT); and an in-depth review of South Africa's infrastructure and human resources and how these affect the textile and clothing industry.

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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence

41 pages, published December 2013  

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