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Title:The location of manufacturing exporters in Africa: empirical evidence
Authors:Naudé, WimISNI
Matthee, Marianne
Year:2010
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
Volume:22
Issue:2
Pages:276-291
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:export oriented industries
industrial location
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8268.2010.00237.x/pdf
Abstract:The costs of accessing and using a port/export hub should be high on the list of priorities for export promotion agencies in Africa. This conclusion emanates from this paper focusing on the geographical location of manufacturing export industries in South Africa. Here manufacturing export firms tend to be spatially concentrated with about 84 percent of total manufacturing exports produced in only 6 percent of magisterial districts. Distance from an export hub is negatively related to the density of manufactured exports. The largest volumes of manufactured exports are generated within 100 km of an export hub. For electronics, about 98 percent of manufacturing takes place within 100 km of an export hub. Comparison over time showed that the number of locations from which manufacturing exports occur increased by 15 percent over 1996-2004 and that manufacturing exports increased in the band between 200 and 400 km from the nearest hub. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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