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The Quarterly Quantec Economic Forecast & Review is an 18-page report that provides a quarterly overview of the performance of the international and South African economy.
A 5-Year forecasts is also provided and the report covers the following topics:
SA economic growth – demand and supply side; Gross fixed capital formation; Debt and saving; Employment; Inflation; Monetary policy & interest rates; Exchange rates; Balance of payments; Fiscal Policy and Bond Yields; and the JSE equity market performance.
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10 May 2017
GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2016 amounted to -0.3% (q/q annualised) which was a deterioration on the 0.4% recorded in the third quarter of 2016.
25 January 2017
GDP growth in the third quarter of 2016 amounted to 3.8% (q/q annualised) which was higher than 2.2% recorded in the second quarter of 2016.
25 October 2016
South Africa’s GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016 amounted to 1.9% (q/q annualised) which was up significantly on the weak -1.2% recorded in the first quarter.
08 August 2016
GDP growth in the first quarter of 2016 amounted to -1.2% (q/q annualised) which was down considerably on the already weak 0.4% recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015.
20 April 2016
In South Africa, growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 amounted to 0.6% (q/q annualised) which was slightly down on the 0.7% recorded in the third quarter.
21 January 2016
Growth is expected to disappoint and to amount to only 0.6% in 2016 after registering around 1.2% in 2015.
06 October 2015
It would appear that the current outlooks for the developed world and emerging markets are diverging.
13 July 2015
Slightly weaker government consumption expenditure growth; a repeat of the household consumption growth number of 1.4% recorded in 2014; and a moderate improvement in fixed capital formation growth and inventories, could result in gross domestic expenditure growth of 2.2% in 2015.
13 April 2015
GDP growth could be dragged down by a bigger import bill in view of the much weaker rand and possibly higher imports of capital goods and equipment.
12 January 2015
With the effects of the very disruptive strike actions in 2014 having dissipated further in the fourth quarter of 2014, combined with some positive multiplier effects which would stem from lower oil prices, our growth expectation for 2014 has been lifted slightly to 1.6% from 1.4% projected earlier.