South Africa Manufacturing PMI  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The seasonally adjusted ABSA PMI for South Africa jumped to 50.9 in January of 2017 from 46.7 in the previous month. The reading pointed to the first expansion in manufacturing since July of 2016 amid rising business activity and suppliers’ performance. In addition, employment fell less, new orders slowed slightly and purchasing prices increased, driven by a rise in fuel cost in the beginning of the month. Manufacturers were also more optimistic about business conditions in six months’ time (70.3 from 53.2 in December, the highest level since 2010), due to improved expectations for exports and the agricultural sector. Manufacturing PMI in South Africa averaged 51.50 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 64.20 in July of 2006 and a record low of 34.20 in April of 2009.

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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 1.10 1.00 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 Manufacturing PMI Notes

The Absa Manufacturing PMI is a monthly survey of purchasing managers in South Africa's manufacturing sector. The index provides leading indications of business conditions in the sector. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50.90 46.70 64.20 34.20 1999 - 2017 Monthly



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Australia 51.20 Jan/17
Austria 57.30 Jan/17
Brazil 44.00 Jan/17
Canada 53.50 Jan/17
China 51.00 Jan/17
Czech Republic 55.70 Jan/17
Denmark 59.90 Jan/17
Egypt 43.30 Jan/17
Euro Area 55.20 Jan/17
France 53.60 Jan/17
Germany 56.40 Jan/17
Greece 46.60 Jan/17
Hong Kong 49.90 Jan/17
Hungary 56.50 Jan/17
India 50.40 Jan/17
Indonesia 50.40 Jan/17
Ireland 55.50 Jan/17
Israel 62.60 Jan/17
Italy 53.00 Jan/17
Japan 52.70 Jan/17
Kenya 52.00 Jan/17
Lebanon 47.70 Jan/17
Malaysia 48.60 Jan/17
Mexico 50.80 Jan/17
Myanmar 51.70 Jan/17
Netherlands 56.50 Jan/17
New Zealand 51.60 Jan/17
Nigeria 48.20 Jan/17
Norway 51.40 Jan/17
Philippines 52.70 Jan/17
Poland 54.80 Jan/17
Puerto Rico 46.10 Dec/16
Russia 54.70 Jan/17
Saudi Arabia 56.70 Jan/17
Singapore 51.00 Jan/17
South Africa 50.90 Jan/17
South Korea 49.00 Jan/17
Spain 55.60 Jan/17
Sri Lanka 56.20 Jan/17
Sweden 62.00 Jan/17
Switzerland 54.60 Jan/17
Taiwan 55.60 Jan/17
Thailand 50.60 Jan/17
Turkey 48.70 Jan/17
United Arab Emirates 55.30 Jan/17
United Kingdom 55.90 Jan/17
United States 55.00 Jan/17
Vietnam 51.90 Jan/17
World 50.90 Jan/16