Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Coronavirus: impact of an economic slowdown in China on the South African economy

  • Year: 2020
  • Author(s): Nokwanda Maseko, Rhulani Hobyani, Neva Makgetla (TIPS)

This policy brief attempts to identify potential risks for South Africa as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. To that end, it first provides a brief overview of the developments since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in China. It then focuses on trade, identifying South Africa’s top exports to and imports from China. On that basis, it outlines the potential impact on major exports and on the supply of intermediate inputs as well as consumer goods.

 

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