South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report)

A monthly overview of some important economic indicators. The latest leading indicator release of the SA Reserve Bank is discussed and a recession probability indicator is calculated. Interest rate developments, inflation, liquidations, insolvencies, retail sales and mining and manufacturing production developments and trends are also shown and briefly discussed. Tables of key international and monthly indicators are also provided.


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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - September 2017

Although most major sectors (with the exception of Construction and General Government) made a positive contribution to the 2.5% q/q annualised growth rate, the contributions were rather small, with really only the 33.6% annualised growth in agriculture – due to good summer crops – which contributed meaningfully. Subscribers to EasyData can download the complete report in PDF format on www.easydata.co.za..

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - August 2017

Low growth and a relenting current account deficit are also favouring lower interest rates.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - July 2017

The Reserve Bank’s next Monetary Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for 20 July.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - June 2017

At a quarterly annualised rate, growth was -0.7% in the first quarter of 2017—down further on the -0.3% recorded in the final quarter of 2016, while year-on-year growth amounted to only 0.6% in the first quarter.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - May 2017

In March, China’s industrial production expanded by 7.6% over the same month last year, coming in above the 6.4% increase in the January-February period.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - April 2017

The immediate impacts of the sovereign credit rating downgrade were fairly muted—partly because the step was widely expected—as was the cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - March 2017

According to Bloomberg, for the first time ever, hedge funds hold more than a billion barrels of bets that crude oil prices will rally.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - January 2017

The maize crop production estimate for 2016 stands at 7.7 million tonnes which is 27% down on the 2015 number.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - December 2017

The South African economy is likely to experience another difficult year in 2017.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - December 2016

S&P; maintained its BBB- rating and reported that political events have distracted from growth-enhancing reforms, while low GDP growth continues to affect South Africa’s economic and fiscal performance and overall debt stock.

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