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

The seasonally adjusted ABSA Manufacturing PMI for South Africa fell to 52.2 in March of 2017 from 52.5 in the previous month. All five major subindexes expanded for the first time since May of 2012: business activity rose supported by an improvement in new sales; employment increased for the first time since August; inventories and purchasing commitments slowed while the purchasing price index declined for a second month. Business confidence edged up to 68 from 67.8. However, it did not reflect the possible future impact of recent political developments. 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 52.20 52.50 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production -3.60 0.40 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 -0.60 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 146.00 91.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 48530.00 48113.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 31034.00 31400.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.90 0.70 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Steel Production 495.70 532.70 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 4.60 1.40 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 50.70 50.50 52.70 46.40 SA [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 19152.00 20786.00 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52.20 52.50 64.20 34.20 1999 - 2017 Monthly



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Australia 57.50 Mar/17
Austria 56.80 Mar/17
Brazil 49.60 Mar/17
Canada 55.50 Mar/17
China 51.20 Mar/17
Czech Republic 57.50 Mar/17
Denmark 57.20 Mar/17
Egypt 45.90 Mar/17
Euro Area 56.80 Apr/17
France 55.10 Apr/17
Germany 58.20 Apr/17
Greece 46.70 Mar/17
Hong Kong 49.90 Mar/17
Hungary 56.00 Mar/17
India 52.50 Mar/17
Indonesia 50.50 Mar/17
Ireland 53.60 Mar/17
Israel 54.80 Mar/17
Italy 55.70 Mar/17
Japan 52.80 Apr/17
Kenya 48.50 Mar/17
Lebanon 46.90 Mar/17
Malaysia 49.50 Mar/17
Mexico 51.50 Mar/17
Myanmar 53.10 Mar/17
Netherlands 57.80 Mar/17
New Zealand 57.80 Mar/17
Nigeria 47.70 Mar/17
Norway 54.70 Mar/17
Philippines 53.80 Mar/17
Poland 53.50 Mar/17
Puerto Rico 46.10 Dec/16
Russia 52.40 Mar/17
Saudi Arabia 56.40 Mar/17
Singapore 51.20 Mar/17
South Africa 52.20 Mar/17
South Korea 48.40 Mar/17
Spain 53.90 Mar/17
Sri Lanka 66.50 Mar/17
Sweden 65.20 Mar/17
Switzerland 58.60 Mar/17
Taiwan 56.20 Mar/17
Thailand 50.20 Mar/17
Turkey 52.30 Mar/17
United Arab Emirates 56.20 Mar/17
United Kingdom 54.20 Mar/17
United States 52.80 Apr/17
Vietnam 54.60 Mar/17
World 50.90 Jan/16