Fact Sheet: South Africa - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population (millions): 54.0
  • Total area: 1,213,090 km2
  • Currency: Rand
  • Language (s): Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 386.5
  • GDP per capita ($): 7,157
  • GDP growth (%): 1.5
  • Inflation (%): 6.1
  • Unemployment (%): 25.1

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Information and communicaitons technologies
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to South Africa$439.3
Canada’s merchandise imports from South Africa$1,104.1
Canadian investment in South Africa$2,471
South African investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive information