Import Export contributions to the developing South African infrastructure
When we talk about Import Export we’re not talking about the 2007 Austrian film by Ulrich Seidl but rather about the concept of international trade. This refers to the exchange of capital, goods and
services across international borders and territories where in most countries it also represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP). Before we commence I would just like to define
Industrialization. It is the process of social and economic change whereby a human group is transformed from a pre-industrial society into an industrial one. Even thought international trade has been
presented throughout history, it has only lately embodied its importance in the growth of the social, economic and political sectors of the world. This is why import and export trades have had such a
remarkable effect in the transformation to the industrial era, as well as the advances in globalization, transportation and multination corporations.
South Africa is a country that is extremely rich in mineral resources and is recorded to be the largest producer and exporter of gold and platinum and also supply vast amounts of coal. Our diverse
manufacturing industry makes South Africa a world leader in certain sectors including railway rolling stock, synthetic fuels and mining equipment and machinery. Our import, export and general trade
statistics are much more significant that one might expect from a country with our infrastructure. South Africa is said to have a two-tiered economy and is therefore a productive and industrialized
economy that exhibit many characteristics associated with developing countries. We also illustrate a division between formal and informal labour sectors and show uneven distributions of wealth and income.
The South African transportation infrastructure is among the best in the whole of Africa that fully support all domestic and regional needs. We have very distinguished freight logistics and can boast with
companies like Mactransco. This company can proudly say that they contribute to the import and export needs of South Africa, strengthening our developing infrastructure. If you would like any information
on the international trade of South Africa or if you would like to find out about our export freight services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.