South Africa is ranked 84 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of South Africa deteriorated to 84 in 2019 from 82 in 2018.

Ease of Doing Business in South Africa averaged 56.83 from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 84 in 2019 and a record low of 32 in 2008. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in South Africa. Ease of Doing Business in South Africa - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on August of 2020. source: World Bank

Ease of Doing Business in South Africa is expected to reach 69.00 by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ease of Doing Business in South Africa is projected to trend around 69.00 in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Ease of Doing Business in South Africa

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
84.00 82.00 84.00 32.00 2008 - 2019 Yearly

South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 5.00 18.00 92.00 5.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.20 53.90 57.89 38.38 points [+]
Industrial Production -49.40 -5.50 18.50 -49.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -44.30 -1.20 9.10 -44.30 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.00 79.90 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -67256.00 -40330.00 66699.00 -67256.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 134.00 195.00 511.00 0.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 32396.00 31642.00 65689.00 574.00 [+]
Car Registrations 18905.00 19264.00 43659.00 105.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.70 -6.80 4.60 -6.80 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 230.40 25.00 885.00 3.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -29.80 -50.30 23.20 -50.30 percent [+]
Coincident Index 77.80 89.90 141.17 77.80 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 62.44 60.76 62.44 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 60.00 67.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 44.90 42.50 52.70 32.50 points [+]
Corruption Index 44.00 43.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 70.00 73.00 73.00 23.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 84.00 82.00 84.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20679.00 19177.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Gold Production -20.30 -60.20 75.70 -60.20 percent [+]


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.