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Global Trends in the Automotive Industry: Their Likely Impact on South African Automotive Assembly and Component Manufacturers

@article{Barnes2000GlobalTI,
  title={Global Trends in the Automotive Industry: Their Likely Impact on South African Automotive Assembly and Component Manufacturers},
  author={J. Barnes},
  journal={Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa},
  year={2000},
  pages={52-74}
}
  • J. Barnes
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Introduction Despite its sluggish performance over the last two decades the automotive industry is critically important to South Africa, contributing 6.4 per cent of total manufacturing GOP, and employing just over 82,000 people. The industry's stagnant performance over the last two .decades production volumes in 1971 were the same as in 1998is the result of many forces. These include, amongst others, weak domestic demand, vehicle prices increasing at higher levels than the inflation rate, the… Expand
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