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

The RMB/BER business confidence index in South Africa dropped 1 points to 38 in the third quarter of 2018 from 39 in the previous period. Sentiment deteriorated among manufacturers (21 from 27 in Q2) and wholesalers (49 from 62) while remained steady for retailers (at 33). On the other hand, confidence improved slightly among building contractors (45 from 37) and vehicle dealers (41 from 35), still remaining in negative territory. Business Confidence in South Africa averaged 44.57 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
2018-03-14 11:10 AM Business Confidence 45 34 38
2018-06-13 10:30 AM Business Confidence 39 45 40
2018-09-11 11:50 AM Business Confidence 38 39 30
2018-11-27 10:00 AM Business Confidence 38 28


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 38.00 39.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 43.20 43.40 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 2.80 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 1.40 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.10 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -14172.00 8794.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 155.00 147.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 49670.00 47977.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 32786.00 31447.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.90 1.10 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 528.10 535.00 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -5.20 3.70 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 93.30 90.50 141.17 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 48.00 47.20 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21990.00 22678.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
38.00 39.00 91.00 10.20 1975 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly




business confidence by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.00 Sep/18
Brazil 52.80 Sep/18
Canada 50.40 Sep/18
China 50.80 Sep/18
Euro Area 1.21 Sep/18
France 107.00 Sep/18
Germany 103.70 Sep/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 112.82 Jun/18
Italy 105.70 Sep/18
Japan 19.00 Sep/18
Mexico 50.90 Sep/18
Netherlands 5.70 Sep/18
Russia -3.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
South Africa 38.00 Sep/18
South Korea 73.00 Sep/18
Spain -3.70 Sep/18
Switzerland 102.20 Sep/18
Turkey 89.60 Sep/18
United Kingdom -3.00 Sep/18
United States 59.80 Sep/18


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