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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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08 May 2019
In 2019 a further contraction of South Africa’s primary sector output is foreseen, mostly driven by agriculture sector output which is forecast to shrink by more than 5%.
03 November 2018
Whereas the primary sector was the main growth driver in 2017, the first half of 2018 saw a massive collapse in its value added.
13 June 2018
The global economy continued to grow at a steady pace, although the buoyant mood of the fourth quarter of 2017 has since been tempered owing to a US-led rise in protectionism and deeper geopolitical concerns in the Middle East.
28 February 2018
Considering that government proposed in the 2018/2019 Budget to slash its expenditure by R85bn, little growth will probably be generated through real final consumption expenditure by government.
20 November 2017
The primary sector was the main growth driver in the first half of 2017.
31 July 2017
Household real consumption expenditure (HCE), accounting for just more than 60% of gross domestic expenditure (GDE), registered negative growth during the first quarter of 2016 but improved to 2.2% (q/q annualised) in the second half of the year.
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.