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) - August 2018

Recent data hint at a recovery in mining and manufacturing production.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - July 2018

Global growth is likely to accelerate to 3.1% in 2018, while South Africa remains a laggard in the growth league.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - June 2018

The latest release of South African GDP numbers (from the production side) by StatsSA, show just how precarious the country’s economic situation still is.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - May 2018

Various consumer confidence surveys report a significant improvement in sentiment.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - April 2018

The domestic economic growth outlook for this year is gradually improving but remains challenging.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - March 2018

"Ramaphoria" risks to be a short-lived phenomenon in view of the potentially negative impact that land confiscation at will could have on economic growth, investment, development and rule of law.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - February 2018

Foreign net purchases of South African bonds and equities, measured on a 3-month rolling basis, have shown some divergent trends of late.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - January 2018

For 2018, a growth rate of only 1% is forecast.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - December 2017

Recent credit risk ratings by major global risk rating entities, have delivered a mixed bag of credit risk perceptions and outlooks.

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South Africa Economic Indicator (Monthly Report) - November 2017

The projected government deficit-to-GDP and debt-to-GDP ratios have all been meaningfully increased.

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