Saturday, December 05, 2009

Finance is South Africa's biggest sector, Agriculture third smallest

SHOOT: You can't eat money. This aberration is due to be reversed. In time, I know it's hard to believe, but agriculture - aka feeding ourselves - will become the #1 industry/activity. That will be a much changed world from the one we apparently live in today.
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Cape Town - The financial services sector's contribution to the country's GDP in 2008 was 22%, the manufacturing sector's 19%, while government itself added 15%. Last year mining provided 9.5% - its biggest contribution since 1989, when it delivered 9.9%.

Agriculture kicked in 3.3%, making it the sector with the third-smallest contribution.

The report also shows that Gauteng's contribution to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) measures no less than 34%, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 17% and the Western Cape with 14.5%.

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