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

The seasonally adjusted ABSA Manufacturing PMI for South Africa jumped to 52.5 in February of 2017 from 50.9 in the previous month. The reading pointed to the highest expansion in manufacturing since July of 2016 as new orders sales rose at a faster pace, driven by export orders and higher demand for manufactured products. In addition, business activity increased further and purchasing prices slowed slightly reflecting an effective drop in fuel cost. Manufacturers were less optimistic compared to the previous month (67.8 from 70.3 in January). Manufacturing PMI in South Africa averaged 51.51 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 40.00 38.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 50.90 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 0.80 -2.00 9.90 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 0.20 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.50 82.20 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -16402.00 10799.00 60285.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 91.00 123.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 48113.00 50333.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 31400.00 36794.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.70 1.10 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Steel Production 495.70 532.70 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.30 -3.10 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 50.50 51.30 52.70 46.40 SA [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20786.00 20388.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 45.00 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.50 50.90 64.20 34.20 1999 - 2017 Monthly



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Australia 59.30 Feb/17
Austria 56.80 Mar/17
Brazil 46.90 Feb/17
Canada 54.70 Feb/17
China 51.70 Feb/17
Czech Republic 57.60 Feb/17
Denmark 57.32 Feb/17
Egypt 46.70 Feb/17
Euro Area 56.20 Mar/17
France 53.40 Mar/17
Germany 58.30 Mar/17
Greece 47.70 Feb/17
Hong Kong 49.60 Feb/17
Hungary 59.50 Feb/17
India 50.70 Feb/17
Indonesia 49.30 Feb/17
Ireland 53.80 Feb/17
Israel 61.20 Feb/17
Italy 55.00 Feb/17
Japan 52.60 Mar/17
Kenya 50.10 Feb/17
Lebanon 47.70 Feb/17
Malaysia 49.40 Feb/17
Mexico 50.60 Feb/17
Myanmar 51.90 Feb/17
Netherlands 58.30 Feb/17
New Zealand 55.20 Feb/17
Nigeria 44.60 Feb/17
Norway 52.60 Feb/17
Philippines 53.60 Feb/17
Poland 54.20 Feb/17
Puerto Rico 46.10 Dec/16
Russia 52.50 Feb/17
Saudi Arabia 57.00 Feb/17
Singapore 50.90 Feb/17
South Africa 52.50 Feb/17
South Korea 49.20 Feb/17
Spain 54.80 Feb/17
Sri Lanka 57.10 Feb/17
Sweden 60.90 Feb/17
Switzerland 57.80 Feb/17
Taiwan 54.50 Feb/17
Thailand 50.60 Feb/17
Turkey 49.70 Feb/17
United Arab Emirates 56.00 Feb/17
United Kingdom 54.60 Feb/17
United States 53.40 Mar/17
Vietnam 54.20 Feb/17
World 50.90 Jan/16