Administered Prices Study on Economic Inputs. Trade and Industry Chamber. Fund for Research into Industrial Development, Growth and Equity (FRINDGE)

Year Published 2008
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Economic Development, Finance, Water & Environmental Affairs


This report examines the prices of goods and services provided by entities owned by the South African government in water, rail and ports. Prices in these three sectors are referred to as ‘administered’ due to the public ownership of the entities providing them. Furthermore, each sector provides important economic inputs for firms and consumers in the rest of the economy. Their pricing conduct and behaviour therefore has a major influence on the competitiveness of the economy as a whole and of the alignment between the productive side of the economy under public ownership and government economic policy.

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