South Africa scored 60.76 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Index in South Africa averaged 13.79 Points from 2007 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 60.86 Points in 2017 and a record low of 4.31 Points in 2011.

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South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 31.00 34.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.50 42.40 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 3.00 -0.10 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.10 -0.80 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 81.10 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 12744.00 -9149.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 140.00 196.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 47486.00 51856.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 31054.00 35050.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.20 -0.50 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 543.30 572.90 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.50 -2.00 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 96.10 95.80 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 60.76 60.86 60.86 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 67.00 62.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 48.20 46.90 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21947.00 20844.00 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 Competitiveness Index

The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Competitiveness Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.76 60.86 60.86 4.31 2007 - 2018 Points Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 57.49 Dec/18
Australia 78.85 Dec/18
Brazil 59.51 Dec/18
Canada 79.92 Dec/18
China 72.61 Dec/18
France 78.01 Dec/18
Germany 82.84 Dec/18
India 62.02 Dec/18
Indonesia 64.94 Dec/18
Italy 70.77 Dec/18
Japan 82.47 Dec/18
Mexico 64.60 Dec/18
Netherlands 82.38 Dec/18
Russia 65.62 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 67.50 Dec/18
Singapore 83.48 Dec/18
South Africa 60.76 Dec/18
South Korea 78.84 Dec/18
Spain 74.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 82.59 Dec/18
Turkey 61.60 Dec/18
United Kingdom 81.99 Dec/18
United States 85.64 Dec/18


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