Fact Sheet: South Africa - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population (millions): 53.0
  • Total area: 1,213,090 km2
  • Currency: Rand
  • Language (s): Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 361.3
  • GDP per capita ($): 6,819
  • GDP growth (%): 1.9
  • Inflation (%): 5.8
  • Unemployment (%): 24.7

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)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to South Africa$468.4
Canada’s merchandise imports from South Africa$685.7
Canadian investment in South Africa$2,471
South African investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive information