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

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index for South Africa declined to 38 in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 42 in the previous period as confidence dropped in motor and retail trade sectors and to a lesser extend in wholesale trade. In addition, confidence among manufacturers remained unchanged at depressed levels while it improved in the building sector. The results point to subdued growth in the second half of the year. Business Confidence in South Africa averaged 44.88 from 1975 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 91.00 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)
2016-06-07 10:40 AM Q2 32 36 34.2
2016-09-07 10:00 AM Q3 42 32 30
2016-11-29 10:00 AM Q4 38 42 44
2017-03-08 10:00 AM Q1 40.45
2017-06-06 10:00 AM Q2 39.21
2017-09-06 10:00 AM Q3 40.63




South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 38.00 42.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 46.70 48.30 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 1.90 -2.70 9.90 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 -1.90 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.20 82.00 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 20012.00 -22705.00 68383.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 160.00 184.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 41639.00 46413.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 28331.00 28270.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.80 0.80 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Mining Production -4.20 -2.60 24.30 -18.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 498.30 534.00 885.00 182.00 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 51.60 50.80 52.70 46.40 SA [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20822.00 21436.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 44.00 44.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 61.00 67.00 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
38.00 42.00 91.00 10.20 1975 - 2016 Quarterly



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