The African economy caused a lot of hassles for economists, traders, thinkers and international analysts when its growth fell from 3.5% in 2011 to 2.5% in 2012. It was expected to rise shortly after this but still fell marginally. The overall fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. Strangely the stationary industry, which meets individual and corporate demands, actually grew about 6% in the year 2014. It also fared moderately well in the previous year, indicating that the industry is resistant to any economic issues that plague most industries in South Africa. Factors contributing to its growth are said to be a larger clientele base; schools, educational institutions, enterprises, and also price inflation emanating from the erattic exchange rate of the various currencies that South Africa depends on in terms of import and export; These are said to expedite the growth of stationery industry of South Africa. The industry focuses on registering an optimistic growth value as the per-unit cost of writing instruments such as pencils, roller ball pens etc. will remain ‘stationary’; still and static.
Cashing in on its strengths to offer career and professional opportunities to the world, South Africa has turned about to be a favored target of The Dubai-based traders. These traders are looking to capitalise on the major chunk of demand for stationary. The traders source stationery products from Europe, the Middle East and the Asian continent. The stationery products include writing instruments, paper products, envelopes, fax rolls, photocopy paper, markers, staplers, highlighters, sticky tapes, note pads, drawing instruments and more. Stationery items are extensively used as promotional gifts, corporate gifts and promo products.
Dubai has become one of the major suppliers of stationery products and has created an extensive network of retailers, distributors and wholesalers. A recent report published by the Emirates Industrial Bank Journal states that the demand for stationery and related paper products has increased by 27 % in the last two years. The major contribution to the growth has been the rising demand for such products in Africa. Industry experts have concluded that the Africans are extremely cost-conscious. As a result, stationery items are supplied in bulk bringing down the prices and meeting the local requirements.
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