South Africa New Trade Deal: Anything to Cheer?

Friday, October 11,
2019   / 03:00PM / United Capital Research / Header Image
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Africa’s two largest economies, Nigeria and South
Africa recently decided to mend relations, after a two-day visit by President
Muhammadu Buhari to South Africa. In the spirit of economic integration, the
two parties signed about 30 trade deals and cooperation agreements, spanning
across international trade, mobility and measures to prevent further
inter-country hostility.

The agreement, deemed to deepen trade ties between
the two countries, included vital sectors such as trade and industry, science
and technology, defense, agriculture and energy. Also, both parties reiterated
the need to kick-start the issuance of 10-year visas to businessmen, academics
and frequent travelers, to promote friendly relations. In order to avoid
recurrence of attacks, an agreement was also reached, to create ‘early warning
mechanisms’, which will speedily detect hostility between the two
countries.  Overall, the outcome of the
meeting is positive for the continent considering their  shared 
economic  size in the region.

South Africa remains an important trade partner to
Nigeria, being Nigeria’s 7th largest export partner, valued at N2.5bn as at
Q2-19. In our view, the new deal between Nigeria and South Africa is a step in
the right direction as this will foster the success of the African Continental
Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which is heavily reliant on both economies.  


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Looking Forward 


Sep-19 CPI YoY – October 12th 

Sep-19 Net Reserves – October 18th 



Sep-19 CPI YoY – October 16th 

Sep-19 PPI 
YoY- October 23th



Q2-19 GDP Report- October 11th 



Sep-19 CPI YoY- October 22nd 

Sep-19 Money Supply M3 YoY



Sep-19 CPI YoY- October 14th 

Sep-19 M2 Money Supply YoY –October 20-27


South Africa

Aug19 Retails Sales MoM– October 16th 

Sep-19 CP! YoY- October 23th 


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