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

The seasonally adjusted ABSA Manufacturing PMI for South Africa fell to 44.7 in April of 2017 from 52.2 in the previous month. The reading pointed to the biggest contraction in the factory activity since January of 2016. This was the first survey after the recent cabinet reshuffle and subsequent sovereign credit rating downgrades. It is likely that respondents now anticipate economic growth and domestic demand to be weaker than before. New sales orders declined sharply, pulling along a business activity, driven by weaker demand from local customers. Also, inventories dropped to the lowest level since 2009. Meanwhile, employment stayed more or less unchanged and suppliers’ performance improved. Purchasing price index increased, led by the weaker rand exchange rate and higher crude oil prices. 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 44.70 52.20 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 -3.70 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 -0.40 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 188.00 146.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 34956.00 48526.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 22542.00 31034.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.90 0.70 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Mining Production 15.50 4.10 24.30 -18.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 538.50 495.70 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.47 4.39 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 47.00 49.00 56.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.30 50.70 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21295.00 19152.00 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
44.70 52.20 64.20 34.20 1999 - 2017 Monthly



manufacturing pmi by Country

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Australia 59.20 Apr/17
Brazil 50.10 Apr/17
Canada 55.90 Apr/17
China 50.30 Apr/17
Euro Area 57.00 May/17
France 54.00 May/17
Germany 59.40 May/17
India 52.50 Apr/17
Indonesia 51.20 Apr/17
Italy 56.20 Apr/17
Japan 52.00 May/17
Mexico 50.70 Apr/17
Netherlands 57.80 Apr/17
Russia 50.80 Apr/17
South Korea 49.40 Apr/17
Spain 54.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 57.40 Apr/17
Turkey 51.70 Apr/17
United Kingdom 57.30 Apr/17
United States 52.50 May/17