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May 2023

South Africa’s Ports – Another Dismal Container Port Performance Index Display

29 May 2023 – Except for the Port of Gqberha (Port Elizabeth), South Africa’s main ports of Ngqura, Durban and Cape Town have again been outperformed by their Sub-Saharan rivals in the latest Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) – slipping to dead last in the region’s rankings. According to box-handling data for 2022, gathered by

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Trade Expectations Weakened In April

24 May 2023 – Trade conditions have been under pressure since January 2022 and ended April at 43 points, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) reports. While trade expectations were well into positive territory over the last 12 months, there was notable volatility towards the end of last year into 2023. In April, respondents only expected 51%

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African Exports To China Fall Amid Weakened Demand For Minerals Despite Attempts To Rebalance Trade

19 May 2023 – China’s imports from Africa fell by 11.8 per cent to US$35.5 billion in the first four months of this year compared to the same period last year because of weakened demand for minerals and lower commodity prices – a trend analysts attributed in part to a subdued economic recovery in China

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