South Africa Business Confidence  1975-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The RMB/BER business confidence index in South Africa fell 6 points to 39 in the second quarter of 2018 from 45 in the previous period. The second-quarter decline followed a jump of 11 points in the first quarter mainly boosted by the change in the country's political leadership in February, when Ramaphosa was elected. Business Confidence in South Africa averaged 44.61 Index Points from 1975 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 91 Index Points in the third quarter of 1980 and a record low of 10.20 Index Points in the third quarter of 1985.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-28 10:00 AM Business Confidence 34 35 40
2018-03-14 11:10 AM Business Confidence 45 34 38
2018-06-13 10:30 AM Business Confidence 39 45 40
2018-09-13 10:00 AM Business Confidence 39 43
2018-11-28 10:00 AM Business Confidence 49


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 39.00 45.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 47.90 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 0.70 2.00 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 1.30 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.80 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 11633.00 10516.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 154.00 175.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 47881.00 46678.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 32108.00 29886.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 1.10 0.00 4.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Internet Speed 6736.79 6595.61 6736.79 685.91 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 4274668.00 3727821.00 6727656.00 520279.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 547.40 568.10 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 2.80 -1.80 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 94.70 93.70 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.32 4.47 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 61.00 47.00 61.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 49.30 50.90 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21915.00 22192.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 43.00 45.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 71.00 64.00 72.00 23.00 [+]


South Africa Business Confidence

In South Africa, the BER Business Confidence Index covers 1,400 business people in the building sector, 1,400 in the trade sector and 1,000 in manufacturing. The survey assesses the level of optimism that senior executives in the companies have about current and expected developments regarding sales, orders, employment, inventories and selling prices. The index varies on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 indicates an extreme lack of confidence, 50 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides - South Africa Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
39.00 45.00 91.00 10.20 1975 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 7.00 Jul/18
Brazil 53.30 Aug/18
Canada 61.80 Jul/18
China 51.20 Jul/18
Euro Area 1.29 Jul/18
France 108.00 Jul/18
Germany 101.70 Jul/18
India 59.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 106.90 Jul/18
Japan 21.00 Jun/18
Mexico 50.70 Jul/18
Netherlands 6.30 Jul/18
Russia -2.00 Jul/18
South Korea 74.00 Jul/18
Spain -1.90 Jul/18
Switzerland 101.10 Jul/18
Turkey 102.70 Jul/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 58.10 Jul/18


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