For our latest forecast of the South Africa economy for 2015 and 2016, see under the tab Economic Forecasts. We expect continued low growth in GDP this year of 2,0% with a slightly higher rate of growth next year of 2,2%.

We have contributed the South Africa chapter to Global Competition Review’s 2015 edition of The Handbook of Competition Economics.

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PriceMetrics is a South African economic research consultancy offering independent analysis and expertise in the economics of competition, regulation, price management, and macroeconomic analysis.

We provide economic analysis and advice to companies, law firms and other organisations relating to issues and strategies arising from competition policy, regulation and public policy. Recent cases include advising clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, restrictive horizontal and vertical practices, and abuses of dominance including excessive pricing, exclusionary practices and price discrimination. We have also advised companies on competition and regulatory policy issues arising from public enquiries into the banking, petroleum and healthcare industries in South Africa.

Our price management services help companies to improve profitability through more effective pricing decisions. We also provide training in competition economics, including its underlying disciplines of microeconomics and industrial organisation theory.

We also supply customised economic analysis and forecasts for companies and other organisations requiring independent assessments of current and future trends in the South African macro-economy.

Clients include private and public sector South African companies and multinationals in the agriculture, minerals, petroleum, vehicle manufacturing, engineering, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, building materials, food manufacture, physical distribution, transportation, banking and leisure industries.