South Africa | Economic Indicators

Markets Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Government Bond 10Y 8.38 8.31 10.33 Percent 2014-04-23 Daily [+]
Stock Market 48647.62 47770.92 17367.11 Index points 2014-04-23 Daily [+]
Currency 10.58 10.54 4.82 2014-04-24 Daily [+]
GDP Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
GDP Growth Rate 3.80 0.70 3.19 Percent 2013-12-31 Quarterly [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.00 1.70 3.19 Percent 2013-12-31 Quarterly [+]
GDP Constant Prices 2013305.00 1994455.00 1069600.14 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 414071.00 410953.00 175676.40 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Gross National Product 2047644.00 2049576.00 1047846.29 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
GDP 384.31 401.80 112.01 USD Billion 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
GDP per capita 6003.46 5923.99 4847.27 USD 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
GDP per capita PPP 10959.74 10520.03 6793.58 USD 2011-12-31 Yearly [+]
Labour Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Unemployment Rate 24.10 24.50 25.26 Percent 2013-12-31 Quarterly [+]
Employed Persons 8495000.00 8453000.00 5718427.73 2013-12-31 Quarterly [+]
Labour Costs 351.90 346.30 92.09 Index Points 2013-08-15 Quarterly [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.10 57.10 56.20 Percent 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.71 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Unemployed Persons 4830.00 4880.00 4371.09 Thousand 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Wages 422676000.00 398113000.00 137177648.36 ZAR THO 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 54706000.00 48676000.00 27337691.09 ZAR THO 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Population 52.98 52.20 33.53 Million 2013-12-31 Yearly [+]
Prices Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Inflation Rate 6.00 5.90 9.46 Percent 2014-03-31 Monthly [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 108.70 107.30 28.84 Index Points 2014-03-15 Monthly [+]
Export Prices 217.20 216.60 48.44 Index Points 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Import Prices 186.50 182.70 45.46 Index Points 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.30 1.10 0.66 Percent 2014-03-31 Monthly [+]
Producer Prices 112.74 111.30 68.70 Index Points 2014-03-15 Monthly [+]
Producer Prices Change 8.20 7.74 6.31 Percent 2014-03-15 Monthly [+]
Money Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Interest Rate 5.50 5.50 13.23 Percent 2014-03-27 Monthly [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 537104.00 556657.00 60243.17 ZAR Thousand Million 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Interbank Rate 5.38 5.37 9.03 Percent 2014-04-30 Monthly [+]
Loans to Private Sector 2649069.00 2628175.00 502919.36 ZAR Million 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Money Supply M0 181240.00 177851.00 33004.19 ZAR Million 2014-03-31 Monthly [+]
Money Supply M1 1123332.00 1120700.00 210122.87 ZAR Million 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Money Supply M2 2057528.00 2059117.00 401817.67 ZAR Million 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Money Supply M3 2535937.00 2529898.00 486729.07 ZAR Million 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Trade Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Current Account -178875.00 -216000.00 -22223.06 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Balance of Trade 1719.97 -16933.28 -301.71 ZAR Million 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
Exports 83927.75 77783.16 11981.63 ZAR Million 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
Imports 82207.78 94716.44 12284.89 ZAR Million 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
External Debt 137095.00 136621.00 78044.40 USD Million 2013-12-31 Quarterly [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1536884.00 1338809.00 426657.11 2013-12-15 Monthly [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.80 -5.20 -1.45 Percent 2013-12-31 Yearly [+]
Government Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Credit Rating 57.44 Monthly [+]
Government Budget Value 12798.00 -24854.00 -1571.54 ZAR Million 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
Government Spending 426992.00 424915.00 199940.68 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Government Budget -4.70 -5.20 -3.21 Percent of GDP 2013-12-31 Yearly [+]
Government Debt To GDP 39.90 38.80 35.76 Percent 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
Business Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Business Confidence 41.00 43.00 45.15 2014-03-31 Quarterly [+]
Bankruptcies 171.00 132.00 242.18 Companies 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
Industrial Production 1.40 2.20 1.65 Percent 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.60 81.20 81.91 Percent 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Car Registrations 36788.00 34413.00 18816.27 Cars 2014-03-15 Monthly [+]
Changes in Inventories -22304.00 3260.00 4380.83 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.90 0.50 0.15 Percent 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.30 51.70 52.00 2014-03-15 Monthly [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 55169.00 51498.00 47184.59 New Vehicles 2014-03-15 Monthly [+]
Consumer Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Consumer Confidence -6.00 -7.00 1.93 2014-03-31 Quarterly [+]
Bank Lending Rate 9.00 9.00 12.49 Percent 2014-04-30 Monthly [+]
Consumer Spending 1335512.00 1328980.00 621921.65 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2112178.00 2077533.00 407047.91 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Personal Savings -983.00 -903.00 1936.78 ZAR Million 2013-11-15 Quarterly [+]
Private Sector Credit 8.67 8.16 14.45 Percent 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 0.50 0.39 Percent 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 6.40 5.27 Percent 2014-02-28 Monthly [+]
Taxes Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Social Security Rate 3.00 3.00 3.00 percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Social Security Rate For Employees 1.00 1.00 1.00 percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Social Security Rate For Companies 2.00 2.00 2.00 percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Corporate Tax Rate 28.00 28.00 33.61 percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 40.00 40.00 40.00 percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Sales Tax Rate 14.00 14.00 14.11 Percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]





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