Growth and Development in the Cosmetics, Soaps and Detergents Regional Value Chains: South Africa and Zambia

74 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2018

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Teboho Bosiu

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Farisai Chinanga

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Reena Das Nair

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Pamela Mondliwa

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Mwanda Phiri

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR)

Francis Ziba

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR)

Date Written: October 1, 2017

Abstract

The challenge facing regional economies is how to leverage rising urbanisation, increasing populations and incomes and the resultant higher demand for fast moving consumer goods towards building industrial production capabilities and diversifying production away from minerals towards labour absorbing manufacturing. Trade data shows that there is a trade deficit of $536m for cosmetics & $667m for soaps and detergents in the SADC region. This presents an opportunity for the region to meet this demand internally rather than imports from global markets This study discusses the relative importance of light manufacturing as a stepping stone towards the establishment of industries in the region to enhance economic transformation and inclusive economic growth. It maps the cosmetics, soaps and detergents value chain in South Africa and Zambia and analyses competitiveness, critical success factors, growth constraints and opportunities presented by end markets.

Keywords: cosmetics, soaps, detergents, value chain, manufacturing, industrialization

JEL Classification: L66, L81, O14

Suggested Citation

Bosiu, Teboho and Chinanga, Farisai and Das Nair, Reena and Mondliwa, Pamela and Phiri, Mwanda and Ziba, Francis, Growth and Development in the Cosmetics, Soaps and Detergents Regional Value Chains: South Africa and Zambia (October 1, 2017). CCRED Working Paper No. 19, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3103590 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3103590

Teboho Bosiu

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Farisai Chinanga

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Reena Das Nair (Contact Author)

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Pamela Mondliwa

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Mwanda Phiri

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR) ( email )

Central Statistics Office (CSO) Annex Building, Op
Lusaka
Zambia

Francis Ziba

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR) ( email )

Central Statistics Office (CSO) Annex Building, Op
Lusaka
Zambia

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