Trade suffers as demand falls

Trade conditions deteriorated further last month as demand for manufactured goods dwindled and job losses continued across the South African economy. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry said yesterday the trade activity index, which measures current trade conditions, slipped to 38 (out of 100 points) in March compared to 41 in February this year. - Zweli Mokgata

Trade conditions deteriorated further last month as demand for manufactured goods dwindled and job losses continued across the South African economy. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry said yesterday the trade activity index, which measures current trade conditions, slipped to 38 (out of 100 points) in March compared to 41 in February this year. - Zweli Mokgata

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