Integration of the South African automotive industry into global
Auteur 1 : Boumahdi Smail,
Automotive industry, Global value chains, South Africa
The automotive industry is an emblematic example of industries where production is fragmented within global value chains. In Africa, South Africa continues to lead the way in automotive production. Several world-class players are present in its market, forming efficient clusters that are interconnected with global production networks. The objective of this paper is to examine the integration of the South African automotive industry into global automotive value chains. Within this framework, we have conducted an analysis of some key indicators of this integration, namely, production performance and foreign trade in automotive products (vehicles and components), as well as the role of the state in promoting this integration. From these analyses, it appears that the South African automotive industry is well integrated into these chains, but it faces challenges in raising this integration.
Vol. 3 No 7 (2021)