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Mark-up Pricing in South African Industry

Fedderke, Johannes; Kularatne, Chandana; Mariotti, Martine


This paper investigates the extent of the mark-up of the South African manufacturing sector, taking into account a number of characteristics of its component industries. We find significant mark-ups to be present in the South African manufacturing sector. In comparative terms, the mark-up is approximately twice that found for the US manufacturing sector. We find that industry concentration exerts a positive influence on the mark-up over marginal cost while an indicator of competitiveness...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of African Economies
DOI: 10.1093/jae/ejl023


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