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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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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.
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.