South Africa | Economic Forecasts | 2013-2015 Outlook

Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Markets Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Government Bond 10Y 8.34 Apr-14 8.23 May-14 9.18 9.48 7.98 8.97 8.98 6.75 5.28 [+]
Stock Market 48643.31 Apr-14 48071 May-14 47996 47820 47657 47907 47764 68746 80200 [+]
Currency 10.54 Apr-14 10.71 May-14 10.78 10.92 10.96 10.98 10.97 9.79 7.86 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
GDP Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
GDP Growth Rate 3.80 Dec-13 1.73 Mar-14 1.73 2.61 2.52 2.38 2.47 2.96 2.95 [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.00 Dec-13 1.9 Mar-14 1.9 1.89 1.89 1.92 1.93 2.92 2.92 [+]
GDP Constant Prices 2013305.00 Nov-13 2031576 Jun-14 2031576 2039370 2043856 2045408 2103604 2210371 2583358 [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 414071.00 Nov-13 415942 Mar-14 415942 419825 422483 424042 421807 418379 417391 [+]
Gross National Product 2047644.00 Nov-13 2058189 Mar-14 2058189 2064364 2062926 2060096 2518300 3831073 12479326 [+]
GDP 384.31 Dec-12 364 Jun-14 368 366 405 364 416 427 599 [+]
GDP per capita 6003.46 Dec-12 6133 Jun-14 6095 6106 6116 6125 6527 7417 10440 [+]
GDP per capita PPP 10959.74 Dec-11 12068 Jun-14 11841 11909 11975 12037 12960 15426 22357 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Labour Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Unemployment Rate 24.10 Dec-13 24.17 Mar-14 24.17 24.13 23.97 23.83 24.4 7.67 8.93 [+]
Employed Persons 8495000.00 Dec-13 8425042 Mar-14 8425042 8410486 8426944 8452837 14368906 40494197 815483188 [+]
Labour Costs 351.90 Aug-13 357 Dec-13 360 364 365 365 347 341 336 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.10 Nov-13 57.93 Mar-14 57.93 58.96 59.26 59.33 57.35 55.85 56.04 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 Jan-14 60 Jun-14 60 60 60 60 60 60 [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 Jan-14 60 Jun-14 60 60 60 60 60 60 [+]
Unemployed Persons 4830.00 Nov-13 4959 Mar-14 4959 5127 5161 5153 4973 4996 5039 [+]
Wages 422676000.00 Nov-13 420876995 Mar-14 420876995 427099598 437827829 446446533 462799931 473265493 473177870 [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 54706000.00 Nov-13 53294244 Mar-14 53294244 52169453 54686464 56225160 57426166 56805730 56827443 [+]
Population 52.98 Dec-13 53.59 Dec-13 54.19 54.59 54.98 55.37 56.93 64.37 77.75 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Prices Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Inflation Rate 6.00 Mar-14 5.76 Apr-14 5.68 5.7 5.67 5.76 5.73 5.41 5.15 [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 108.70 Mar-14 109 Apr-14 109 111 112 113 118 123 130 [+]
Export Prices 217.20 Nov-13 222 Mar-14 222 225 225 224 212 209 224 [+]
Import Prices 186.50 Nov-13 191 Mar-14 191 194 195 194 184 188 188 [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.30 Mar-14 0.86 Apr-14 0.74 0.89 0.58 1.12 0.54 0.85 1.1 [+]
Producer Prices 111.30 Feb-14 109 Mar-14 109 114 115 115 138 210 689 [+]
Producer Prices Change 7.74 Feb-14 7.12 Mar-14 7.12 7.79 8.62 5.35 0.08 4.02 4 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Money Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Interest Rate 5.50 Mar-14 5.5 Apr-14 5.5 5.77 6 6 7 5.32 5.41 [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 537104.00 Feb-14 550946 Mar-14 544444 561770 579297 587503 556919 536473 494685 [+]
Interbank Rate 5.38 Apr-14 5.5 May-14 4.51 5.52 6 6 7 6.78 8.74 [+]
Loans to Private Sector 2649069.00 Feb-14 2666182 Mar-14 2642626 2690164 2736646 2777689 2915347 2978834 2962755 [+]
Money Supply M0 181240.00 Mar-14 182345 Apr-14 185682 186683 190994 198697 259841 457313 1609547 [+]
Money Supply M1 1123332.00 Feb-14 1144549 Mar-14 1152088 1170020 1194305 1216745 1594836 3022807 12665772 [+]
Money Supply M2 2057528.00 Feb-14 2081409 Mar-14 2093684 2127886 2184485 2236798 2929236 4807395 15816957 [+]
Money Supply M3 2535937.00 Feb-14 2552851 Mar-14 2539689 2564870 2595677 2615850 3309426 5206088 17161774 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Trade Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Current Account -178875.00 Nov-13 -192034 Mar-14 -192034 -192056 -192786 -193328 -203848 -191771 -191943 [+]
Balance of Trade 1719.97 Feb-14 -2089 Feb-14 -4534 -1412 -2605 3324 2752 6265 268509 [+]
Exports 83927.75 Feb-14 81456 Feb-14 87993 92516 93563 92855 166602 662424 27606008 [+]
Imports 82207.78 Feb-14 82862 Feb-14 92527 93928 96168 89531 163850 656159 27337499 [+]
External Debt 137095.00 Dec-13 135619 Mar-14 135619 136478 137514 137503 137280 135896 135783 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1536884.00 Dec-13 1293634 Nov-13 1289220 1240817 1325601 1429273 1437943 1438110 1438110 [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.80 Dec-13 -5.79 Jun-14 -5.69 -5.6 -5.53 -5.76 -5.33 -0.22 -0.05 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Government Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Credit Rating 57.44 [+]
Government Budget Value 12798.00 Feb-14 1443 Mar-14 1443 7583 3061 11843 12131 12053 12053 [+]
Government Spending 426992.00 Nov-13 426999 Mar-14 426999 427654 428131 428788 528186 796975 2587229 [+]
Government Budget -4.70 Dec-13 -4.57 Jun-14 -4.62 -4.56 -4.51 -4.67 -4.41 -2.88 -2.88 [+]
Government Debt To GDP 39.90 Dec-12 41.99 Dec-13 40.76 40.86 40.94 41.01 41.19 41.35 41.36 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Business Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Business Confidence 41.00 Mar-14 38.88 Jun-14 39.66 38.88 35.42 32.19 23.53 116 267 [+]
Bankruptcies 171.00 Feb-14 189 Mar-14 148 117 161 85.86 91.46 30.82 9.9 [+]
Industrial Production 1.40 Feb-14 1.09 Mar-14 1.09 1.41 0.93 1.75 1.78 3.86 3.96 [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 Nov-13 82 Mar-14 82 81.99 82.04 82.06 81.72 82.17 81.72 [+]
Car Registrations 36788.00 Mar-14 34144 Apr-14 39115 38261 40122 36502 45954 68681 225525 [+]
Changes in Inventories -22304.00 Nov-13 -10492 Mar-14 -10492 -11259 -12678 -12990 -9410 -10255 -10265 [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.90 Feb-14 -0.35 Mar-14 -0.35 -0.03 0.08 -0.19 0.23 3.78 4.03 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.30 Mar-14 50.29 Apr-14 49.11 53.4 52.77 52.77 52.51 52.62 52.62 [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 55169.00 Mar-14 44759 Apr-14 56077 49010 50542 41841 37820 23478 11045 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Consumer Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Consumer Confidence -6.00 Mar-14 -5.82 Mar-14 -5.82 -6.88 -7.47 -8.32 -7.47 -0.15 -0.05 [+]
Bank Lending Rate 9.00 Apr-14 8.97 May-14 8.41 9.07 9.55 9.55 10.6 8.99 8.98 [+]
Consumer Spending 1335512.00 Nov-13 1344606 Mar-14 1344606 1350317 1360675 1365037 1685632 2440366 8245334 [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2112178.00 Nov-13 2143402 Mar-14 2143402 2198052 2209784 2266417 2949397 5147806 11513249 [+]
Personal Savings -983.00 Nov-13 -1855 Mar-14 -1855 -58.03 -841 -1516 -1466 -508 -163 [+]
Private Sector Credit 8.67 Feb-14 6.37 Feb-14 6.71 6.44 6.25 6.52 7.22 6.94 6.91 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 Feb-14 0.93 Mar-14 0.93 1.25 0.91 0.99 0.97 3.98 3.73 [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 Feb-14 3.21 Mar-14 3.21 3.9 4.08 4.37 4.09 4.11 4.11 [+]
Actual FORECAST QUARTERLY FORECAST LONG-TERM FORECAST
Taxes Value Date Value Date Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 2015 2020 2030
Social Security Rate 3.00 Jan-14 3 Jun-14 3 3 3 3 3 3 [+]
Social Security Rate For Employees 1.00 Jan-14 1 Jun-14 1 1 1 1 1 1 [+]
Social Security Rate For Companies 2.00 Jan-14 2 Jun-14 2 2 2 2 2 2 [+]
Corporate Tax Rate 28.00 Jan-14 28 Jun-14 22 28 28 28 28 28 28 [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 40.00 Jan-14 40 Dec-14 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 [+]
Sales Tax Rate 14.00 Jan-14 14 Jun-14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 [+]

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This page includes economic forecasts for South Africa. 4/23/2014