South Africa Business Confidence  1975-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index for South Africa increased to 40 in the first quarter of 2017 from 38 in the previous period as confidence rose in retail, motor and wholesale trade sectors. By contrast, confidence fell in the building sector and among manufacturers. Yet, business confidence has been below the neutral 50 mark since the last quarter of 2014, a pattern consistent with an economy continuously treading water. Business Confidence in South Africa averaged 44.85 from 1975 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 91 in the third quarter of 1980 and a record low of 10.20 in the third quarter of 1985.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-07 10:00 AM Q3 42 32 30
2016-11-29 10:00 AM Q4 38 42 44
2017-03-15 10:00 AM Q1 40 38 40
2017-06-06 09:30 AM Q2 40 38.75
2017-09-06 10:00 AM Q3 40.05
2017-11-29 10:00 AM Q4 39.27




South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 40.00 38.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 44.70 52.20 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 -3.70 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 -0.40 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.50 82.20 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -16402.00 10799.00 60285.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 188.00 146.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 34956.00 48526.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 22542.00 31034.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.90 0.70 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Mining Production 15.50 4.10 24.30 -18.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 538.50 495.70 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.47 4.39 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 47.00 49.00 56.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.30 50.70 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21295.00 19152.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 45.00 44.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 64.00 61.00 72.00 23.00 [+]


South Africa Business Confidence Notes

In South Africa, the BER Business Confidence Index covers 1,400 business people in the building sector, 1,400 in the trade sector and 1,000 in manufacturing. The survey assesses the level of optimism that senior executives in the companies have about current and expected developments regarding sales, orders, employment, inventories and selling prices. The index varies on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 indicates an extreme lack of confidence, 50 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides - South Africa Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
40.00 38.00 91.00 10.20 1975 - 2017 Quarterly



business confidence by Country

Last
Australia 13.00 Apr/17
Brazil 53.70 May/17
Canada 62.40 Apr/17
China 51.20 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.09 Apr/17
France 109.00 May/17
Germany 114.60 May/17
India 57.20 Jun/16
Indonesia 103.42 Mar/17
Italy 107.90 Apr/17
Japan 12.00 Mar/17
Mexico 46.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 8.30 Apr/17
Russia -1.00 Apr/17
South Korea 83.00 Apr/17
Spain 0.10 Apr/17
Switzerland 106.00 Apr/17
Turkey 109.20 May/17
United Kingdom 1.00 Jun/17
United States 54.80 Apr/17