Hello world, it’s Stryker the Cat, your favourite furry tire industry insider. Did you know that South Africa exports around 2 million tires per year to our neighbouring countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region? Historically, at least since 1994, one of the highest portions of that number has gone to Mozambique, one of our closest trading partners. The South Africa-Mozambique Tire Trade Under the Microscope Over the past decade, this number has fluctuated considerably, however, for a variety of reasons. This market spotlight offers a brief overview of South Africa’s trade in tires with Mozambique. A Net Decrease According to Trading Economics, South Africa’s exports of tires to Mozambique amounted to US$13 million in 2009. On the whole, this figure increased annually, reaching an impressive maximum of US$27 million in 2014. From that point, however, it progressively declined for the next two years, reaching its lowest level of around US$8 million in 2016. It has risen slowly since
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Hi Readers, it’s your boy - Stryker the Cat, back with some fascinating tire industry information. Did you know that South Africa has had long, steady and robust trade relations with our neighbour north of the Limpopo? Even as Zimbabwe’s financial crisis took hold, South Africa continued to export considerable quantities of essential commodities to the country. According to Trading Economics, South Africa is still the largest overall exporter to Zimbabwe, making up 39% of the country’s total imports. A Closer Look at the SA/Zim Tire Trade When it comes to tires, South Africa still holds a considerable amount of Zimbabwe’s market share. In 2018, it supplied around US$18 million of tires to Zimbabwe. Although this is not an insignificant amount objectively speaking, it is well below the amount we supplied in 2011, which totaled US$35 million. Since 2011, South Africa has seen its tire exports to Zimbabwe progressively decrease. Now Read The Importance of Tire Quality & Safety Standards It
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