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This page provides a detailed description of the content available within the Macroeconomic Service.
The following data sets are included:
The agricultural statistics databank contains meaningful information on field crops, horticulture, livestock, capital allocation and information on agricultural imports and exports.
Number of time-series: 941 Source: Abstract of Agricultural Statistics by the National Department of Agriculture. Update frequency: Annually
The BER, a South African economic research institute part of the University of Stellenbosch, focuses on the South African macroeconomy and selected economic sectors.
Number of time-series: 1,402 Source: BER Update frequency: Monthly
This database includes prices provided by SAPIA and Department of Energy (DE) for petroleum products including petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin.
Number of time-series: 23 Source: South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), Department of Energy (DE) Update frequency: Monthly
Monthly and Quarterly South African house price indices.
Number of time-series: 216 Source: ABSA bank Update frequency: Monthly
Monthly and Quarterly South African house price indices.
Number of timeseries: 41 Source: First National Bank (FNB) Update frequency: Monthly
Monthly statistics by commodity on unit price, volume and value for export and local sales. Gross production volumes are also provided. Employment by commodity is also provided.
Number of timeseries: 1,198 Source: Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Update frequency: Monthly
Annual statistics by commodity and province of origin on volume and value for export and local sales. Gross production volumes are also provided. Employment by commodity is also provided.
Number of timeseries: 575 Source: Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Update frequency: Annually
Preliminary monthly trade statistics from the Customs and Excise Division at the South African Revenue Service (SARS)
Number of timeseries: 118 Source: South African Revenue Service (SARS) Update frequency: Monthly
Part of the banking sector data made available by the SARB. The BA900 Forms are completed by each financial institution. The data includes monthly institutional and maturity breakdown of assets and liabilities, within 15 business days after the end of the reference month. This return is a detailed balance sheet and the main source of information for compiling the monetary and credit aggregates. The BA900 must be reconcilable with the balance sheet which banks and mutual banks submit for bank supervision purposes.
Number of timeseries: 14,937 Source: South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Update frequency: Monthly
Part of the banking sector data made available by the SARB. Banks historical DI900 converted to BA900.
Number of timeseries: 17,936 Source: South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Update frequency: Monthly
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Monthly Release of Statistics represent an abstract of statistics published regularly in the SARB's Quarterly Bulletin. The purpose of the Release is to update selected monthly statistics between publications of the Quarterly Bulletin. Divided into sections covering: Money and banking; Banks and mutual banks; International economic data; Capital market; National government finance; and Economic indicators.
Number of timeseries: 111 Source: SARB Update frequency: Monthly
A review of domestic economic, trade, monetary and public finance developments and is published quartely in March, June, September and December of each year. Divided into sections covering: Money and banking; Banks and mutual banks; International economic data; Capital market; National government finance; and Economic indicators.
Number of timeseries: 5,254 Source: SARB Update frequency: Monthly
This data set includes Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) indices of wage rates and labour costs for hourly-paid employees in the metal and engineering industry as well as price indices for products and services.
Number of timeseries: 187 Source: SEIFSA Update frequency: Monthly
The Statistics SA Short-Term Indicators are updated daily and include the various publications made available by StatsSA:
Number of timeseries: 5,773 Source: StatsSA Update frequency: Daily as data becomes available
The amount of cash withdrawn at ATMs is a real-time indicator of cash availability and spend in the economy and is compiled by SPARKATM Systems from their transactional records.
Number of timeseries: 15 Source: SPARKATM Systems Update frequency: Monthly
An important source of information about the motor industry in sub-Saharan Africa. NAAMSA releases a monthly report detailing the local sales and exports of passenger, light, medium, heavy and extra heavy vehicles. The NAAMSA databank also contains monthly figures released by Associated Motor Holdings (AMH). AMH is a separate automobile association from NAAMSA, mostly servicing the Indian and Korean motor manufacturers.
Number of timeseries: 158 Source: The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) Update frequency: Monthly
The openness of South Africa’s economy necessitates continues insight into the economic activity of our major trading partners. The Global Economic Data provides information on key general economic indicators, financial and capital markets, public finance, balance of payments statistics, national accounts and industry data in a representative number of South Africa’s trading partners.
Number of time-series: 30,000 Source: Statistical agencies and central banks in relevant countries; International institutions such as UNStats, World Bank, OECD, Eurostat, IMF, etc.
A quarterly updated forecast of the South African macroeconomy containing time-series of historical values and projections for between 5 and 6 years. Our model contains exogenous and endogenous variables, covering the global environment, national accounts data, property market indicators, and banking and financial sector series.
Reports are available in Excel and PDF-formats on a variety of topics, such as the household sector; corporate sector; public sector and fiscal policy; gross domestic product (demand and supply); employment and wages; balance of payments; monetary policy and prices; the bond market; onshore and offshore stock markets; and foreign exchange markets.