South Africa Business Confidence  1975-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index for South Africa increased by 6 points to 35 in the third quarter of 2017 after reaching the lowest since 2009 in the previous period. Business activity in general did not deteriorate further as no major new unsettling political events occurred during the survey period. While the small increase in the third quarter is encouraging, the improvement must be seen in the broader context of continued weak domestic demand, subdued business activity, low profitability and heightened political uncertainty. Business Confidence in South Africa averaged 44.70 from 1975 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 91 in the third quarter of 1980 and a record low of 10.20 in the third quarter of 1985.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-15 10:00 AM Business Confidence 40 38 40
2017-06-14 10:00 AM Business Confidence 29 40 41
2017-09-13 10:00 AM Business Confidence 35 29 28
2017-11-29 10:00 AM Business Confidence 35 26.81


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 35.00 29.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 44.00 42.90 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production -1.40 -2.20 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.50 -0.30 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.30 81.70 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 5340.00 2749.00 60285.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 128.00 154.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 49220.00 46719.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 32161.00 30826.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.10 0.00 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Mining Production 0.90 1.30 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 493.20 458.00 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 89.60 95.30 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.47 4.39 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 47.00 49.00 56.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 49.80 50.10 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 22200.00 21845.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 45.00 44.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 64.00 61.00 72.00 23.00 [+]


South Africa Business Confidence Notes

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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35.00 29.00 91.00 10.20 1975 - 2017 Quarterly



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Germany 115.90 Aug/17
India 64.10 Mar/17
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Japan 17.00 Jun/17
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