South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) (Quarterly Report & Data)

A quarterly overview of nine macro variables giving an indication of the financial health or vulnerability of South African households. These variables are: Employment growth; insolvencies growth; real house price growth; saving to HDI; household debt to HDI; real Credit growth; debt servicing cost; real HDI growth; and real net wealth per capita. The variables are combined into a single index which can be used as a measure of consumer vulnerability. For each of the nine indicators, the historical standard deviations are calculated and scores given.


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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report & Data) - February 2017

The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa amounted to 50 in the third quarter of 2016 – a slight improvement on the score of 52.1 recorded for the previous quarter.

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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report & Data) - November 2016

The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa amounted to 51 in the second quarter of 2016 – slightly up on the 50.5 recorded in the previous quarter.

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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report & Data) - February 2016

The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa amounted to 52.1 in the third quarter of 2015 – slightly up on the 51.6 recorded in the previous quarter.

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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report) - October 2015

The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa amounted to 54.2 in the second quarter of 2015 – slightly up on the 52.1 recorded in the previous quarter.

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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report) - July 2015

The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa amounted to 52.1 in the first quarter of 2015 – the same as in the previous quarter.

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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report) - April 2015

The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa amounted to 50.8 in the fourth quarter of 2014 – up on the 49.7 score of the previous quarter.

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South Africa Consumer Vulnerability Index (Quarterly Report) – January 2015

The latest available figures (for the third quarter of 2014) show that consumers’ vulnerability has been at or above the 50-point index value for the past six quarters.

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Consumer vulnerability show increase owing to slower income growth

Quantec's Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa has been at or below the 50-point index value for the past five quarters.

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Consumer Vulnerability Drifts Sideways

Quantec’s Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa has been at or below the 50-point index value for the past five quarters.

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Consumer vulnerability show increase owing to slower income growth

After reaching dangerously high levels during 2008, the index had, by the end of 2010, dropped by nearly 29 index points (down roughly 37%).

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