Chingarande and Mzumara
Greener Journal of Business and Management Studies Vol. 3 (4), pp. 158-163, May 2013
ISSN: 2276-7827 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 042613587
Is South Africa Really a Giant of Sub-Saharan Africa in International Trade?
Anna Chingarande1*, Macleans Mzumara2
1Department of Economics, Bindura University of Science Education, P/Bag 1020, Bindura, Zimbabwe.
2Department of Economics, Bindura University of Science Education, P/Bag 1020, Bindura, Zimbabwe.
2Email: macmzumara @ yahoo.com
*Corresponding Author’s Email: apbchings2005 @ yahoo. com
The study investigated the comparative advantage of South Africa and the role played by export promotion. South Africa was found to have comparative advantage in 824 product lines. The country was found to be a giant player in Sub-Saharan Africa to the extent of surpassing other African countries such as Egypt, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe. South Africa also surpassed countries such as Mexico and Canada. The Sub- Saharan country should continue to promote its exports in international markets.
Keywords: Comparative advantage, Revealed comparative advantage, Export promotion.