South Africa Leading Economic Index  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The South African central bank's leading business cycle indicator rose by 0.7 percent month-on-month in December 2016, following a 1 percent increase in November. Leading Economic Index in South Africa averaged 0.20 percent from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 4.60 percent in January of 1980 and a record low of -3.60 percent in August of 2008.

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South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 38.00 42.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.90 46.70 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production -2.00 2.00 9.90 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 0.30 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 123.00 160.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 50333.00 41639.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 36794.00 28331.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.70 1.10 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Steel Production 416.30 498.30 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.90 -4.50 24.30 -18.40 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.47 4.39 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 47.00 49.00 56.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.30 51.60 52.70 46.40 SA [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20388.00 20822.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 44.00 44.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 64.00 61.00 72.00 23.00 [+]



South Africa Leading Economic Index Notes

In South Africa, the Composite Leading Business Cycle Indicator examines the direction in which real economic activity is moving, in real time. It is calculated on the basis of the following components: building plans approved, new passenger vehicles sold, commodity price index for main export commodities, index of prices of all classes of shares traded on the JSE, job advertisements, volume of orders in manufacturing, real M1, average hours worked per factory worker in manufacturing, interest rate spread, composite leading business cycle indicator of the major trading-partner countries, business confidence index, gross operating surplus as a percentage of GDP. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2010. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Leading Economic Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Leading Economic Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 1.10 4.60 -3.60 1960 - 2016 percent Monthly
2010=100



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Argentina 0.50 Jan/17
Armenia 6.50 Jan/17
Australia 0.00 Jan/17
Azerbaijan 0.80 Jan/17
Belarus -0.50 Jan/17
Benin 0.60 Dec/16
Bolivia 3.14 Oct/16
Brazil -0.26 Dec/16
Burkina Faso 2.30 Dec/16
Canada 0.40 Nov/16
Chile 1.20 Dec/16
China 0.10 Dec/16
Colombia 1.00 Dec/16
Costa Rica 4.00 Oct/16
Ecuador 103.61 Nov/16
Finland 0.96 Dec/16
Georgia 0.30 Dec/16
Ghana -1.80 Nov/16
Guatemala 2.32 Oct/16
Guinea Bissau 2.10 Dec/16
Israel 0.23 Jan/17
Ivory Coast 5.40 Dec/16
Japan 104.80 Dec/16
Kazakhstan 3.80 Jan/17
Kyrgyzstan 3.80 Dec/16
Malaysia -0.30 Nov/16
Mali 2.70 Dec/16
Mexico 2.10 Dec/16
Nicaragua 5.50 Nov/16
Niger 3.20 Dec/16
Nigeria 45.90 Mar/16
Panama 4.64 Nov/16
Peru 3.25 Dec/16
Philippines 0.04 Mar/14
Portugal 0.80 Dec/16
Puerto Rico -0.50 Sep/16
Russia -0.60 Dec/16
Senegal 3.10 Dec/16
Singapore 103.20 Sep/16
South Africa 0.70 Dec/16
South Korea 128.80 Dec/16
Taiwan 108.00 Dec/16
Thailand 156.56 Dec/16
Togo 0.70 Dec/16
Turkey 3.65 Jan/17
Uganda 0.23 Dec/16
United States 180.69 Dec/16