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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Linda Ensor
Manuel highlights trade in growth effort CAPE TOWN The economy needed to achieve a higher volume and value of exports and export-related employment if it was to achieve a growth rate of more than 6% a year, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said this week.
In an address on economic policy and SA's growth strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science-Helen Suzman Foundation on Monday, Manuel said SA's export performance had been erratic over the past 10-15 years, with total merchandise exports falling from 0,7% to a 0,5% share of global exports from 1994-2004. Although total export volume …