Brics influence felt: Zuma

By Drum Digital
20 August 2013

Total trade within the BRICS grouping of countries amounted to US6.1 billion last year, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

"This represents 16.8 percent of global trade," he told delegates at a business council meeting of representatives of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

"The presence and influence of the BRICS grouping continues to be felt."

Zuma said the strength of BRICS was amplified by the fact that these countries accounted for 43 percent of the world's population.

-by Sapa

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