The South African automotive industry consists of a wide range of companies and organisations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, importation, exportation and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the country’s largest economic sectors by revenue as it contributes 6.4% to the country’s GDP [4.0% manufacturing and 2.4% retail]. The industry accounts for 27.6% of the country’s manufacturing output. We are the country’s 5th largest exporting sector out of all 104 sectors and accounts 15.5% of total exports. A record 387 125 vehicles worth a record R148,0 billion, along with a record R53,7 billion in automotive components, were exported to 151 countries in 2019.