South Africa Economic Indicators

BALANCE OF TRADE
Last: 4,419.5
UNITS IN: ZAR Million
In 2017, South Africa recorded the biggest trade deficits with China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, France, Nigeria, Italy and Brazil and the biggest trade surpluses with Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Belgium and Netherlands.
In 2017, South Africa recorded the biggest trade deficits with China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, France, Nigeria, Italy and Brazil and the biggest trade surpluses with Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Belgium and Netherlands.
BANK LENDING RATE
Last: 10
UNITS IN: %
In South Africa, the bank lending rate refers to commercial banks prime overdraft rate. It is a benchmark rate priced at 3.5 basis points above the repurchase rate and it is used by banks to price the lending rates offered to clients at either above or below the benchmark rate.
In South Africa, the bank lending rate refers to commercial banks prime overdraft rate. It is a benchmark rate priced at 3.5 basis points above the repurchase rate and it is used by banks to price the lending rates offered to clients at either above or below the benchmark rate.
COMPOSITE PMI
Last: 48.4
UNITS IN:
In South Africa, the Standard Bank South Africa Purchasing Managers Index tracks business trends across private sector activity, including mining, manufacturing, services, construction and retail based on data collected from a representative panel of around 400 companies. The index tracks variables ...
In South Africa, the Standard Bank South Africa Purchasing Managers Index tracks business trends across private sector activity, including mining, manufacturing, services, construction and retail based on data collected from a representative panel of around 400 companies. The index tracks variables ...
CPI
Last: 112.8
UNITS IN: Index Points
GDP GROWTH RATE
Last: 0
UNITS IN: %
South Africa is the most developed country in Africa and was the largest until 2014, when it was overtaken by Nigeria. The largest sector of the economy is services which accounts for around 73 percent of GDP. Within services, the most important are finance, real estate and business services (21.6 p...
South Africa is the most developed country in Africa and was the largest until 2014, when it was overtaken by Nigeria. The largest sector of the economy is services which accounts for around 73 percent of GDP. Within services, the most important are finance, real estate and business services (21.6 p...
CURRENT ACCOUNT TO GDP
Last: -3.5
UNITS IN: %
GOVERMENT DEBT TO GDP
Last: 55.8
UNITS IN: %
INTEREST RATE
Last: 6.5
UNITS IN: %
In South Africa, the interest rates decisions are taken by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The official interest rate is the repo rate. This is the rate at which central banks lend or discount eligible paper for deposit money banks, typically shown on an end-of-peri...
In South Africa, the interest rates decisions are taken by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). The official interest rate is the repo rate. This is the rate at which central banks lend or discount eligible paper for deposit money banks, typically shown on an end-of-peri...
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
Last: 29
UNITS IN: %
In South Africa, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.
In South Africa, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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All Economic Indicators

GDP
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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
GDP
366.3
Dec 2018
348.87
Dec 2017
7.58
Dec 1960
416.42
Dec 2011
USD Billion Yearly 1960 - 2018
GDP Annual Growth Rate
0
Mar 2019
1.1
Dec 2018
-2.6
Jun 2009
7.1
Dec 2006
% Quarterly 1994 - 2019
GDP Constant Prices
3,133,613.5
Mar 2019
3,160,551.3
Dec 2018
565,040
Mar 1960
3,160,551.3
Dec 2018
ZAR Million Quarterly 1960 - 2019
GDP From Agriculture
71,198.35
Mar 2019
73,759.84
Dec 2018
33,530.55
Mar 1993
89,120.92
Dec 2017
ZAR Million Quarterly 1993 - 2019
GDP From Construction
106,790.38
Mar 2019
107,396.44
Dec 2018
14,702
Mar 1960
110,107.16
Dec 2016
ZAR Million Quarterly 1960 - 2019
GDP From Manufacturing
384,990.99
Mar 2019
393,954.72
Dec 2018
228,221
Jun 1993
393,954.72
Dec 2018
ZAR Million Quarterly 1993 - 2019
GDP From Mining
220,907.55
Mar 2019
227,291.33
Dec 2018
214,553.5
Mar 2009
251,119.5
Dec 2006
ZAR Million Quarterly 1993 - 2019
GDP From Public Administration
480,794.59
Mar 2019
479,333.04
Dec 2018
90,907
Mar 1960
480,794.59
Mar 2019
ZAR Million Quarterly 1960 - 2019
GDP From Services
647,668.9
Mar 2019
645,928.42
Dec 2018
66,256
Mar 1960
647,668.9
Mar 2019
ZAR Million Quarterly 1960 - 2019
GDP From Transport
275,505.11
Mar 2019
278,622.84
Dec 2018
89,068.6
Mar 1993
278,622.84
Dec 2018
ZAR Million Quarterly 1993 - 2019
GDP From Utilities
64,870.47
Mar 2019
66,047.02
Dec 2018
46,746.92
Mar 1993
70,556.22
Dec 2007
ZAR Million Quarterly 1993 - 2019
GDP Growth Rate
-3.2
Mar 2019
1.4
Dec 2018
-6.1
Mar 2009
7.6
Mar 1996
% Quarterly 1993 - 2019
GDP per capita
7,432.9
Dec 2018
7,487.9
Dec 2017
4,624.1
Dec 1960
7,582.7
Dec 2014
USD Yearly 1960 - 2018
Gross National Product
3,109,703
Mar 2019
3,096,702
Dec 2018
504,385
Mar 1960
3,129,892
Dec 2017
ZAR Million Quarterly 1960 - 2019
GDP per capita PPP
12,143.47
Dec 2018
12,233.37
Dec 2017
9,014.28
Dec 1993
12,388.26
Dec 2014
USD Yearly 1990 - 2018
Gross Fixed Capital Formation
597,800.8
Mar 2019
604,716.9
Dec 2018
73,065
Jun 1962
644,549
Sep 2015
ZAR Million Quarterly 1960 - 2019
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Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Aug 21, 201912:02South Africa Inflation Rate Hits 6-Month Low of 4%
Jul 31, 201912:21South Africa Trade Surplus Widens in June
Jul 30, 201910:18South Africa Jobless Rate Highest since 2003
Jul 24, 201908:16South Africa June Inflation Rate Steady at 4.5%
Jul 18, 201913:29South Africa Trims Repo Rate to 6.5%
Jun 28, 201913:09South Africa Trade Surplus Smaller than Expected
Jun 19, 201909:30South Africa Inflation Rate Edges Up to 4.5% in May

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