South Africa is ranked 82 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of South Africa remained unchanged at 82 in 2018 from 82 in 2017. Ease of Doing Business in South Africa averaged 54.36 from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 82 in 2017 and a record low of 32 in 2008.

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South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 38.00 39.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 42.40 44.50 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 0.10 1.50 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.00 0.20 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 159.00 155.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 51866.00 49670.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 35050.00 32786.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.50 -0.90 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 572.90 528.10 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.80 -6.70 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 95.80 93.30 141.17 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 46.90 48.00 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20844.00 21990.00 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 [+]


Ease of Doing Business in South Africa

The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operation stronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and more friendly regulations for businesses. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in South Africa. Ease of Doing Business in South Africa - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 2008 - 2018 Yearly




Country Last
Singapore 2.00 Dec/18
South Korea 5.00 Dec/18
United States 8.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 9.00 Dec/18
Australia 18.00 Dec/18
Canada 22.00 Dec/18
Germany 24.00 Dec/18
Spain 30.00 Dec/18
Russia 31.00 Dec/18
France 32.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 36.00 Dec/18
Switzerland 38.00 Dec/18
Japan 39.00 Dec/18
Turkey 43.00 Dec/18
China 46.00 Dec/18
Italy 51.00 Dec/18
Mexico 54.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 73.00 Dec/18
India 77.00 Dec/18
South Africa 82.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 92.00 Dec/18
Brazil 109.00 Dec/18
Argentina 119.00 Dec/18


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