Auto exports earned South Africa R165bn in 2017

Total earnings from South African automotive exports reached R164.9-billion in 2017, comprising 13.9% of South Africa’s total export earnings. This number is down from the record R171.1-billion achieved in 2016, at 15.6% of total export earnings. Total automotive revenue in the South African automotive business sphere amounted to more than R500-billion in 2017.