Economic and Commercial

Join an Association

Meet the EC Team

Free Resources

Your Economic & Commercial Partners 


In line with SEIFSA’s mission, the Economic and Commercial (EC) Division’s aim is to enhance the profile of SEIFSA by providing input to the national discourse on economic, trade and commercial matters. This is aimed at generally improving business conditions in the metals and engineering (M&E) sub-industry of manufacturing. To this end, the division provides the following services:

  • Annual economic research and statistical analysis of the sector;
  • Overview of the domestic and international macro-economic environment and insightful industry market appraisals to SEIFSA member associations, the government and other key stakeholders;
  • Continuously update the Price and Index Pages (PIPS) (a flagship product for the metals and engineering sector), with the latest statutory and sector specific cost indices for relevant economic indicators including materials, services and labour. The PIPS indices are useful for cost tracking, benchmarking of standards and best practices, calculating of contracts (or tenders) price adjustments or escalation and for generally updating price lists;
  • Contract Price Adjustment (CPA) workshops where delegates are guided through the process of using the PIPS indices to substantiate price adjustments and how to use model formulas for computation of price adjustments; and

Ad hoc consulting services in industry related matters aimed at improving business savvy and operational excellence, including:

  • Tender conditions
  • International trade issues
  • Conducts Economic Impact Assessments
  • Investment advisory service
  • Assist companies with in-house strategic sessions
  • Business plans
  • Exports strategy documents
  • Economic advisory/seminar
  • Economic consulting

State of the Metals Industry Report

Seifsa and Index Pages


EC Training

Latest EC News