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Key Sectors in eThekwini Growth


Introduction

This data story shows the sectoral contribution to eThekwini’s economic growth in 2016 and 2017, with a focus on the manufacturing sector. It shows how important each sector has been in determining the City’s positive or negative economic performance in the said years.
How important was each economic sector in determining the City’s positive or negative economic performance in 2016 and 2017?

How does eThekwini’s growth trend compare on a national and international level?

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World Bank and IHS Global Insight Economic Indicators, 2017

Source: World Bank and IHS Global Insight Economic Indicators, 2017

How much do economic sectors contribute to eThekwini’s growth?

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Broad Sector Percentage Contribution to Economic Growth* in eThekwini

Source: IHS Global Insight Economic Indicators, 2017

*A representation of each sector’s proportional contribution to economic growth (not GDP) in 2016 and 2017; i.e. how important each sector has been, in determining the City’s positive or negative economic performance in the said years.


How much does Manufacturing contribute to GDP?

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manufacturing-sub-sectors-contribution-to-ethekwini-economic_state-1 Created with Sketch. 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% -5% Food, beverages and tobacco products Textiles, clothing and leather goods Wood and wood products Fuel, petroleum, chemical and rubber products Other non-metallic mineral products Metal products, machinery and household appliances Electrical machinery and apparatus Electronic, sound/ vision, medical & other appliances Transport equipment Furniture and other items NEC and recycling -1% 7% -2% -1% 6% 3% 20% 4% 2% 1% -3% 2% -1% 0% 2% 0% 0% 2% -4% 1% *Live Data Pending Manufacturing Sub Sectors: % Contribution to eThekwini Economic Growth in 2016 vs 2017 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2016 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2017
manufacturing-sub-sectors-contribution-to-ethekwini-economic_state-2 Created with Sketch. 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% -5% Food, beverages and tobacco products Textiles, clothing and leather goods Wood and wood products Fuel, petroleum, chemical and rubber products Other non-metallic mineral products Metal products, machinery and household appliances Electrical machinery and apparatus Electronic, sound/ vision, medical & other appliances Transport equipment Furniture and other items NEC and recycling -1% 7% -2% -1% 6% 3% 20% 4% 2% 1% -3% 2% -1% 0% 2% 0% 0% 2% -4% 1% *Live Data Pending Manufacturing Sub Sectors: % Contribution to eThekwini Economic Growth in 2016 vs 2017 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2016 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2017
manufacturing-sub-sectors-contribution-to-ethekwini-economic_state-3 Created with Sketch. 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% -5% Food, beverages and tobacco products Textiles, clothing and leather goods Wood and wood products Fuel, petroleum, chemical and rubber products Other non-metallic mineral products Metal products, machinery and household appliances Electrical machinery and apparatus Electronic, sound/ vision, medical & other appliances Transport equipment Furniture and other items NEC and recycling -1% 7% -2% -1% 6% 3% 20% 4% 2% 1% -3% 2% -1% 0% 2% 0% 0% 2% -4% 1% *Live Data Pending Manufacturing Sub Sectors: % Contribution to eThekwini Economic Growth in 2016 vs 2017 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2016 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2017
manufacturing-sub-sectors-contribution-to-ethekwini-economic_state-4 Created with Sketch. 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% -5% Food, beverages and tobacco products Textiles, clothing and leather goods Wood and wood products Fuel, petroleum, chemical and rubber products Other non-metallic mineral products Metal products, machinery and household appliances Electrical machinery and apparatus Electronic, sound/ vision, medical & other appliances Transport equipment Furniture and other items NEC and recycling -1% 7% -2% -1% 6% 3% 20% 4% 2% 1% -3% 2% -1% 0% 2% 0% 0% 2% -4% 1% *Live Data Pending Manufacturing Sub Sectors: % Contribution to eThekwini Economic Growth in 2016 vs 2017 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2016 % contribution to eThekwini economic growth in 2017
Source: IHS Global Insight Economic Indicators, 2017

Conclusion

The community services, manufacturing and finance sectors contributed most to eThekwini’s economic growth in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, the manufacturing sub-sectors that contributed most to growth were ‘fuel, petroleum, chemical and rubber products’ (20%), and ‘wood and wood products’ (6%). In 2017 the highest contributor to growth was the ‘food, beverage and tobacco products’ sector (7%), followed by the ‘fuel, petroleum, chemical and rubber products’ sector (4%).

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