south africa is traditionally the leader in africa of the automotive industry and now produces more than half a million automobiles annually of all types. while domestic development of trucks and military vehicles exists, cars built under license of foreign brands are the mainstay.
the last time south african used so little of available manufacturing capacity was 4 years ago. and looking at the main reasons as to why south african manufacturers are not producing at full capacity. the 19.7% under utilization can be ascribed to the following reasons according to statistics south africa.
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south africa is located in the southernmost tip of the african continent, where it is a member of the commonwealth of nations and the southern african development community. this country has a gross domestic product (gdp) of $280.37 billion that when adjusted for purchasing power parity is equal to
the south african automotive industry accounts for about 10% of south africa's manufacturing exports, contributes 7.5% to the country's gdp and employs around 36,000 people. annual production in 2007 was 535,000 vehicles, out of a global production of 73 million units in the same year.
the technology of armstech was far more superior but was not chosen due to its enormous costs. this defeat was what made baker approach the minister of the department of defense as well as the darpa chief. his ambition was to become number 1 in the weapon development industry. he wanted to bring back the good old' days for the industry.
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the sector is also home to the synthetic fuels production industry which, with three plants in operation that produce oil and petrochemicals from coal, serves 40% of the nation's motor fuels demand. there are four oil refineries in south africa, with a total production capacity in 2002 of 469,000 barrels per day.