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Environmentally friendly plastics are a particular area of opportunity.
By becoming acquainted with trends in South Africa’s automotive market, Wisconsin machinery manufacturers and component manufacturers can take advantage of market opportunities.
With high demand from both private companies and education institutions, this rapid growth is expected to continue.
Initiatives in South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Tanzania
In addition to its domestic security needs, the country plays a role in regional security.
As consumers' tastes shift and prepared meals become more popular, Wisconsin companies can capture a piece of the market.
As a world leader in the higher education sector, Wisconsin can contribute to South Africa's desire to expand the reach of higher education and implement innovative technologies.
Wisconsin exporters can benefit through the sale of mining and construction equipment, power systems and other requirements for mining operations and infrastructure needs.
Wisconsin companies can supply some of the parts and services that are needed as the industry grows and aging aircraft require updates.
Wisconsin companies can contribute to the need for imports to support the industry.
Wisconsin firms may be able to supply the technology that is needed to address an environmental hazard.
Wisconsin firms involved in IT platforms and other sectors of e-commerce or retail should consider opportunities in this fast-growing market.
International and domestic arrivals are up significantly in South Africa. This growth means ancillary products and services will be required. Wisconsin companies in the aviation sector are encouraged to explore these opportunities.
Manufacturing production in South Africa has increased 2.9 percent in real terms year over year as of April 2016. Fast-growing sectors include electrical machinery (up 17 percent year over year), telecommunications inputs (up 10.4 percent) and inputs into petroleum and petrochemical sectors (up 8.1 percent). Motor vehicle parts and accessories rose 10.2 percent. These subsectors have all seen increased improvement since the South African currency has fallen, creating opportunities for South African exporters to take advantage of lower relative cost structures.
South Africa's Western Cape province serves as an example of a strong agricultural region that will benefit from food processing technology. Almost all of Africa's food processing machinery is imported, presenting a strong opportunity for Wisconsin exports in that sector. In the Western Cape, agriculture is one of the most important sectors, and involves all the various activities that link the entire value chain from the farm/forest/fishery to the consumer. This includes inputs, production, processing, marketing and distribution of agricultural, forestry and fishing products.
To meet predicted demand for health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa, 90,000 doctors and 500,000 nurses must be trained within the next 10 years. Thus, the region holds a host of opportunities for Wisconsin firms in the health care sector.
Alternative energy and storage systems are being used to make various portions of Africa’s industrial supply chains more effective and resilient, as well as control energy costs and production disruptions. Predictable power supply is critical for industrial companies to meet their production targets and timelines, and alternative energy removes the risks arising from unstable grids and poor power quality. Alternative energy projects larger than 5 MW are well represented in Africa. However, midsize to large companies are not well served in the alternative energy solutions market, and this is where significant growth is possible.