SOUTH AFRICA: THE ECONOMY AT A GLANCE

Capital: Pretoria Population: 35 million (1988 est.) black: 28 million

white: 4.5 million

(others are Asian, mulatto [Colored]) Urban population:

56 percent (1985) GDP per capita:

$2,508 (1987) Inflation:

12.9 percent (1988) Merchandise imports:

$17.2 billion (1988) Merchandise exports:

$22.4 billion (1988) Gold exports:

$8.5 billion (1988) Currency:

100 cents equal 1 Rand Exchange Rate:

commercial rate: $0.3924

financial rate: $0.2777

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