South africa

  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population: 58.8 millions
  • Nominal GDP (USD PPP): 804.7 billions

Opportunities for Italian exports and risk indices

South africa is the 42° target market for Italian exports and the target market for Italian exports in Sub-Saharan Africa.
62/100
Export
opportunity index
47/100
Investment
opportunity index
43/100
Average
Political Risk
55/100
Average
Credit Risk

Italian exports

Values in €
Variation %
Reference year
Values in €
chg %

Export market shares of Italy and its peers

Italy
2.8%
Germany
9.8%
France
2.2%
Spain
1.5%

Italian imports
2019

1.5 bn
€ - euro
+2.4 %
Compared to 2018

Italian exports by sector 2019

Risk indicators

43/100
Average political risk
46/100
Expropriation and breach of contract risk
42/100
War and civil disturbance risk
41/100
Transfer and convertibility risk
55/100
Average credit risk
54/100
Sovereign credit risk
54/100
Bank credit risk
57/100
Corporate credit risk
4
OCSE Category
BB-
S&P'S rating i
Ba1
Moody's rating i
BB
Fitch rating i

The country in figures

Economic performance in 2019

GDP growth i
0.2%
Compared to 2018
Government balance i
-6.3%
of GDP
Foreign debt i
49.7%
of GDP
Growth of GDP per capita i
-1.3%
Compared to 2018
Public debt i
-
of GDP
Stocks i
6.4
months of imports

Political and social context

Human development i
113°
out of 188 countries
Unemployment i
28.2%
Distribution of wealth i
50.5%
held by the richest 10% of the population

Business climate

Doing Business Index i
84°
out of 190 countries
Economy competitiveness i
60°
out of 140 countries
Perceived corruption i
70°
out of 180 countries
Starting a business: i
40
days
Getting electricity: i
109
days
Recovery rate: i
34.7%
Quality of judicial processes i
9
Index 0-18
Average duration of ordinary trial i
600
days
Average duration of executive proceedings i
2
years

Banking system

Concentration top 3 banks i
41.1%
of total assets
Interest on loans i
10.1%
Nonperforming loans i
3.7%
of total loans

Banks pre-entrusted by SACE

  • ABSA Bank Ltd
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • FirstRand Bank Ltd
  • Nedbank Limited
  • Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd
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