Over the past decade (2005-2015), GDP increased by approximately 2.7% on average annually (inflation adjusted). The country had managed to retain steady growth over the past 15 years, with a small exception in 2009, when the country slipped into a slight recession (-0.2%). In 2015, the country again slipped into recession.
A number of new capacity additions, planned to come on stream in the next five years, should help the market achieve its potential and return to posting good growth rates over the next few years. Accordingly, we predict average annual growth rates of between 4.1% and 4.6%.
Report Data: 2015
As speculations continues to grow around the potential impact of the Praxair-Linde merger, gasworld Business Intelligence looks into the consequences for the South American region in more detail.
Air Products South Africa has appointed a new Regional Manager for the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Region in the shape of Sugene Vickernand.
Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd., the South African unit of US-based industrial gas conglomerate Air Products, has appointed Robert Richardson as its new Managing Director.
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