South Africa

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Market research on consumer products, commercial industries, demographics trends and consumer lifestyles in South Africa. Includes comprehensive data and analysis, tables and charts, with five-year forecasts.

Country Report

Wearable Electronics in South Africa

Jul 2024

Demand for wearable electronics in South Africa continues to grow strongly. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits linked to adopting a healthy lifestyle, resulting in them engaging in daily physical activity, including going to…

USD 1,100
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Portable Players in South Africa

Jul 2024

Demand for portable players in South Africa continues to grow, although this is mainly being driven by the dominant format of wireless speakers. The latter’s consistent growth is due to its convenience, and more specifically, its ability to be used…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Mobile Phones in South Africa

Jul 2024

Despite a marginal drop in retail volume sales, demand for smartphones in South Africa remains above pre-pandemic levels. The decline is also much slower compared to the previous year’s drop, with the category showing signs of a more positive…

USD 1,100
Country Report

In-Car Entertainment in South Africa

Jul 2024

In-car entertainment in South Africa continues to experience a steady decline in retail volume sales due to a number of shifts in consumer preferences and technological advancements. This trend has been evident for much of the review period and can…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Imaging Devices in South Africa

Jul 2024

Following a positive performance during the previous three years, demand for imaging devices in South Africa is starting to decline in 2024, with both digital cameras and digital camcorders proving less essential to consumers during a challenging…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Home Video in South Africa

Jul 2024

As a result of inflationary pressures and rising interest rates towards the end of the review period, demand for home video in South Africa continues to decline due to eroded disposable incomes, forcing many consumers to prioritise their spending on…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Home Audio and Cinema in South Africa

Jul 2024

Overall demand for home audio and cinema in South Africa is stagnating, but remains marginally above pre-pandemic levels. With inflationary pressures eroding consumers’ disposable income, many individuals are having to forego additional home audio…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Headphones in South Africa

Jul 2024

After experiencing five consecutive years of robust double-digit retail volume growth, demand for TWS earbuds in South Africa is marginally slowing. However, it remains the leading growth driver of overall headbands, dominating demand. TWS earbuds…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Consumer Electronics in South Africa

Jul 2024

Despite marginal retail volume declines in early 2024, demand for consumer electronics in South Africa remains above pre-pandemic levels. The severity of this decline differs across categories, with portable consumer electronics recording the lowest…

USD 2,750
Country Report

Computers and Peripherals in South Africa

Jul 2024

Following significant retail volume growth in 2020 as a result of pandemic-induced home seclusion and the immediate years succeeding it, demand for computer and peripherals in South Africa continues to be challenged in 2024 as it did the previous…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Sweet Spreads Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

In 2023, glass jars remained the dominant pack type for chocolate spreads, favoured by leading brands such as Nutella. Glass jars are mainly used for chocolate spreads packaging as they help showcase the product's texture and quality, thereby…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Sauces, Dips and Condiments Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

Home cooking is popular among South African consumers, which was helping to drive growth in the use of dry recipe sauces in 2023. While flexible plastic remains the leading pack type in this category, and was also recording growth in its unit volumes…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Processed Meat and Seafood Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

In 2023, the demand for shelf stable seafood recorded strong growth due to rising prices for fresh seafood as a result of increased transportation costs, prompting more consumers to opt for shelf stable alternatives. Metal food cans are the dominant…

USD 1,100
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Processed Fruit and Vegetables Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

In recent years, the demand for frozen fruit has been increasing as consumers embrace convenient on-the-go consumption trends. In 2023, this trend was notably evident in the increased popularity of frozen fruit packaged in plastic pouches. This pack…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Plant-Based Dairy Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

In 2023, brick liquid cartons continued to dominate packaging unit volumes in plant-based dairy products. This is the leading pack type used in plant-based milk, which is the dominant product area in the overall plant-based dairy category. Brick…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Meals and Soups Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

Demand for convenience among increasingly time-pressed consumers continued to drive up sales of ready meals in South Africa at the end of the review period, thereby benefitting the dominant packaging type of folding cartons. Demand was being driven…

USD 1,100
Country Briefing

Economy, Finance and Trade: South Africa

Jul 2024

In 2023, South Africa’s GDP growth slowed to 0.6% – underperforming compared to the Middle East and Africa’s average of 2.3%. Increased private and public spending, and a rise in gross fixed capital formation supported the economy during 2023;…

USD 350
Country Report

Dairy Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

Brick liquid cartons are widely favoured for packaging flavoured milk and milk-based products in South Africa due to their lightweight and durable nature. These containers offer a convenient solution for both manufacturers and consumers. They are…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Confectionery Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

Flexible plastic and folding cartons are the main packaging choices for boxed assortments. Flexible plastic offers an excellent barrier against moisture and air, ensuring the chocolates remain fresh and retain their flavour for an extended period.…

USD 1,100
Country Report

Baby Food Packaging in South Africa

Jul 2024

The other baby food category continued to record positive growth in South Africa in 2023, boosted by the demand for convenient and nutritious options for infants among parents with busy lifestyles. Brick liquid cartons have been gaining share in this…

USD 1,100
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