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) - December 2018

The above-consensus third quarter 2018 GDP growth of 2.2% (q/q seasonally adjusted annualised), meant that the economy emerged from the first-half 2018 recession.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - October 2018

South Africa’s composite leading business cycle indicator continue to exhibit unprecedented volatility, with only some slight upward bias noticeable since late 2016.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - September 2018

Second quarter 2018 GDP measured -0.7% (quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted and annualised).

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South Africa Economic Indicators (Monthly Report) - August 2018

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

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South Africa Economic Indicators (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 Indicators (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 Indicators (Monthly Report) - May 2018

Various consumer confidence surveys report a significant improvement in sentiment.

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South Africa Economic Indicators (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 Indicators (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 Indicators (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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