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South Africa Foreign Exchange Market (Monthly Report) - December 2018

South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - December 2018

South Africa Financial Conditions Index (Monthly Report) - December 2018

What's included

This page provides a detailed description of the content available within the Industry Service.

a) Economic Data - RSA industry indicators

Data classification

The industry classification follows the 28 manufacturing industries (3-digit ISIC scheme) reported by Statistics South Africa (SSA) in its monthly sales, production, price and employment releases and a 2-digit scheme for the 17 non-manufacturing industries.

The database is organised by industry. The structure of each industry is explained by hundreds of variables. Various views or units (nominal, real, price index, etc.) describe each variable.

Demand side

  • Intermediate or inter-industry sales/output
  • Private consumption expenditure on industry output
  • Government consumption expenditure on industry output
  • Investment goods output
  • Inventories investment
  • Exports by destination
  • Imports by origin
  • Total sales/output
  • Output prices (producer, export, import, intermediate, final demand excluding exports)

Supply side

  • Intermediate or inter-industry purchase/inputs
  • Employment by skill level (highly skilled, skilled, semi- and unskilled)
  • Labour remuneration
  • Value added (GDP)
  • Gross operating surplus
  • Net operating surplus
  • Depreciation charges by asset type (building & construction works, machinery & equipment, transport equipment)
  • Gross domestic fixed investment by asset type (building & construction works, machinery & equipment, transport equipment)
  • Capital stock by asset type (building & construction works, machinery & equipment, transport equipment)
  • Indirect taxes paid (VAT, customs, excise, other)
  • Subsidies received
  • Input prices (intermediate, GDP, total input)
  • Capacity utilisation
  • Ratios and multipliers
  • Labour productivity by skill level
  • Capital productivity (by asset type)
  • Multi factor productivity
  • Export intensity
  • Import intensity
  • Output, income, import and employment multipliers

Ratios and multipliers

  • Labour productivity by skill level
  • Capital productivity (by asset type)
  • Multi factor productivity
  • Export intensity
  • Import intensity
  • Output, income, import and employment multipliers

Industries included in the database

  • 01 All industries (ISIC 1-9)
  • 02 -- Primary industries (ISIC 1-2)
  • 03 ---- Agriculture, forestry & fishing (ISIC 1)
  • 04 ---- Mining & quarrying (ISIC 2)
  • 05 ------ Coal mining (ISIC 21)
  • 06 ------ Gold & uranium ore mining (ISIC 23)
  • 07 ------ Other mining (ISIC 22,24,25,29)
  • 08 -- Secondary industries (ISIC 3-5)
  • 09 ---- Manufacturing (ISIC 3)
  • 10 ------ Food, beverages & tobacco (ISIC 301-306)
  • 11 -------- Food (ISIC 301-304)
  • 12 -------- Beverages (ISIC 305)
  • 13 -------- Tobacco (ISIC 306)
  • 14 ------ Textiles, clothing & leather (ISIC 311-317)
  • 15 -------- Textiles (ISIC 311-312)
  • 16 -------- Wearing apparel (ISIC 313-315)
  • 17 -------- Leather & leather products (ISIC 316)
  • 18 -------- Footwear (ISIC 317)
  • 19 ------ Wood & paper; publishing & printing (ISIC 321-326)
  • 20 -------- Wood & wood products (ISIC 321-322)
  • 21 -------- Paper & paper products (ISIC 323)
  • 22 -------- Printing, publishing & recorded media (ISIC 324-326)
  • 23 ------ Petroleum, chemicals, rubber & plastic (ISIC 331-338)
  • 24 -------- Coke & refined petroleum (ISIC 331-333)
  • 25 -------- Basic chemicals (ISIC 334)
  • 26 -------- Other chemicals & man-made fibers (ISIC 335-336)
  • 27 -------- Rubber products (ISIC 337)
  • 28 -------- Plastic products (ISIC 338)
  • 29 ------ Other non-metallic mineral products (ISIC 341-342)
  • 30 -------- Glass & glass products (ISIC 341)
  • 31 -------- Non-metallic minerals (ISIC 342)
  • 32 ------ Metals, machinery & equipment (ISIC 351-359)
  • 33 -------- Basic iron & steel (ISIC 351)
  • 34 -------- Basic non-ferrous metals (ISIC 352)
  • 35 -------- Metal products excluding machinery (ISIC 353-355)
  • 36 -------- Machinery & equipment (ISIC 356-359)
  • 37 ------ Electrical machinery & apparatus (ISIC 361-366)
  • 38 ------ Radio, TV, instruments, watches & clocks (ISIC 371-376)
  • 39 -------- Television, radio & communication equipment (ISIC 371-373)
  • 40 -------- Professional & scientific equipment (ISIC 374-376)
  • 41 ------ Transport equipment (ISIC 381-387)
  • 42 -------- Motor vehicles, parts & accessories (ISIC 381-383)
  • 43 -------- Other transport equipment (ISIC 384-387)
  • 44 ------ Furniture & other manufacturing (ISIC 391-392)
  • 45 -------- Furniture (ISIC 391)
  • 46 -------- Other manufacturing (ISIC 392-393)
  • 47 ---- Electricity, gas & water (ISIC 4)
  • 48 ------ Electricity, gas & steam (ISIC 41)
  • 49 ------ Water supply (ISIC 42)
  • 50 ---- Construction (ISIC contractors) (ISIC 5)
  • 51 ------ Building construction (ISIC 51)
  • 52 ------ Civil engineering & other construction (ISIC 52-53)
  • 53 -- Tertiary industries (ISIC 6-9)
  • 54 ---- Trade, catering & accommodation services (ISIC 6)
  • 55 ------ Wholesale & retail trade (ISIC 61-63)
  • 56 ------ Catering & accommodation services (ISIC 64)
  • 57 ---- Transport, storage & communication (ISIC 7)
  • 58 ------ Transport & storage (ISIC 71-74)
  • 59 ------ Communication (ISIC 75)
  • 60 ---- Finance, insurance, real estate & business services (ISIC 8)
  • 61 ------ Finance & insurance (ISIC 81-82)
  • 62 ------ Business services (ISIC 83-88)
  • 63 ---- Community, social & personal services (ISIC 9)
  • 64 ------ Community, social & personal - Other services (ISIC 93-96)
  • 65 -------- Other services - Medical, dental & veterinary (ISIC 93)
  • 66 -------- Other services - Excluding medical, dental & veterinary (ISIC 94-96)
  • 67 ------ Community, social & personal - Other producers (ISIC 98)
  • 68 ------ General government services (ISIC 99)

b) Economic Analysis - RSA industry forecast

The South African industry forecast is an extension of the macroeconomic key indicator forecast to the industry level. The forecast includes all industry forecast data, quarterly indicator tables and quarterly dashboards. The main industry forecast report is available quarterly.

The quarterly updated forecast of the South African macroeconomy at the industry level contains time-series of historical values and projections for between 5 and 6 years. The industry model consist of exogenous and endogenous variables, covering the detailed final demand, intermediate demand, intermediate input and value added for each industry. The capital employed, investment and labour utilisation is also unpacked for each industry.