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Economy, employment, trade and industry data resources
The CSIR has developed a mesozone data set which divides South Africa into a complete grid of 25,000 spatial units of approximately the same size (~50km2). Mesozone data includes population, main economic sectors and employment.
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and related entities publish data on a variety of topics
Observatory on Economic Complexity (OEC) provides a detailed national and subnational aggregation and analysis of import and export data for South Africa. Specific tools include Trend Explorer, Tree Map, Stacked, Network, Map, and Scatter visualizations of annual and monthly import and export records that can be downloaded as CSV and image formats.
- Trade Map indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and competitive markets, as well as a directory of importing and exporting companies in the form of tables, graphs and maps.
- Market Access Map analytical portal that allows users to access, compare, analyse and download customs tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, trade remedies and non-tariff measures applicable to a specific good in any market in the world.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides time series data for GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices. Using these tools:
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) hosts the Africa UN Knowledge Hub portal that provides access to key UN data resources on COVID-19 including specialized datasets on how COVID-19 has impacted key areas of development on the continent.