Quantec is a consultancy providing economic and financial data, country intelligence and quantitative analytical software.
August 31, 2018
Following the August 2018 update to the EasyData Industry Service, we would like to highlight some important changes, additions and improvements to the Standardised Industry data set. This iteration of the Standardised Industry data set represents a major update and extension of our industry offering.
Key features of and changes to the updated data set include:
The previous iteration of the Standardised Industry data set remains available on the EasyData platform here. This data set spans from 1970 onwards, but it has become increasingly difficult to marry the current form of the national accounts published by Stats SA with this data set. Quantec has therefore deemed it prudent to discontinue the long-term series and in the future continue with the iteration of the data set starting in 1993. This allows us to ensure that the data remains consistent with the official national accounts data produced by Stats SA.
Lastly, due to a substantial lag in the release of the detailed sub-sector national accounting data by StatsSA, it is important to note that data for 2017 is estimated by Quantec. The estimations are based on a number of official sources, including data sets from Stats SA, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Where possible, actual figures and aggregated totals are used.
For any queries regarding this updated data set, please do not hesitate to contact the Quantec team.
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