You are hereby invited to provide a quotation for the two 2024 Trade Data projects for purposes of the 2024 Automotive Export Manual publication as well as the Product Market Matrix 2019 to 2023.
The Automotive Export Manual – South Africa is an annual publication produced and compiled by the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) – the acknowledged source of South African automotive trade data. Accuracy relating to the processing of the relevant trade data and research requirements are therefore imperative and the responsibility of the service provider. The publication is regarded as the iconic national publication to promote the South African automotive industry’s world class capabilities to a national and international audience. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the export and import performance of the South African automotive industry under the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) and APDP Phase 2 (APDP2). Among the topics covered in the Manual are the top automotive export destinations, the major countries of origin, the main export trade blocks, the top automotive products being exported and imported, as well as the top growth markets and products. The Manual further explores the impact of the trade arrangements enjoyed by South Africa in the trade of vehicles and related automotive components.
The eligible automotive products identifiable under the APDP and APDP2, based on very specific Customs and Excise tariff codes, comprise approximate 600 tariff lines, prioritises the 150+ export destinations and 70+ countries of origin, identifies growth products and growth markets, analysis the impact of the trade arrangements on the industry’s export performance, and track the progress of the APDP and APDP2 for government and industry purposes. The annual publication is widely distributed nationally and international and in addition to hard copies and website access, in the order of 500 000+ electronic copies are distributed annually to an international clientele base via various avenues. The publication has a life span of at least one year and is extensively used as a reference document by decision-makers and analysts.
The focus of the 2024 projects will be to capture the detailed, updated monthly Customs statistical data and information for the automotive products eligible in terms of the APDP. The 2024 trade data projects need to cover the following:
Obtaining, processing and analysis of detailed updated monthly Customs and Excise trade statistics of products eligible under the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) and APDP2 (guidelines would be provided) for the full year 2023 in Excel spread sheets to be converted into user friendly tables and graphs which would include the following;
The aim of the Product/ Market Matrix 2019-2023 as an extension of the Automotive Export Manual publication is to identify further export opportunities for the South African automotive industry based on a detailed analysis of growth products and growth markets over a five-year period. The detailed product/market matrix will cover the export ranking value by product category for the 31 identified component categories in order to identify growth markets and for 2019 – 2023 for the automotive component export value an detailed ranking by country for all vehicles and component categories for the approximately 80 countries (about 30 in addition to the Automotive Export Manual) for the threshold above R10 million in order to identify growth products as well as for each component category product for the top 10 export destinations. Vehicle export details from South Africa to all the countries as well as details for export destinations such as left- or hand-hand drive, new vehicle sales, vehicle parc and vehicle motorisation rate would be included.
Obtaining, processing and analysis of detailed updated monthly Customs and Excise trade statistics of products eligible under the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) and APDP2 (guidelines would be provided) for the five years from 2019 to 2023 in Excel spread sheets to be converted into user friendly tables and graphs which would include the following;
The payment for both projects would be based on a 50% upfront payment once the NDA and the SLA have been signed and a 50% payment at completion of the project. The AIEC will coordinate both projects and provide support where applicable. The essence of the projects is to accurately produce updated APDP/APDP2 eligible detailed trade data to explore and diversify further export opportunities for the export-oriented South African automotive industry as well as to promote its world class capabilities to an international audience.
Please provide the AIEC with quotations for both projects by Monday, 27 November 2023, which should include a detailed cost breakdown as well as a confirmation of the timeframe of the delivery stages of the 2024 trade data projects as per the requirements set out above.
For any further information please contact Dr Norman Lamprecht:
Tel: 082 829 1692