South Africa GDP Growth Rate  1993-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The South African economy expanded an annualized 2.5 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2017, ending two quarters of contraction and beating market expectations of a 2.1 percent rise. It is the strongest growth rate in a year with agriculture, forestry and fishing making the largest upward contribution, namely field crops and horticultural products. GDP Growth Rate in South Africa averaged 2.84 percent from 1993 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 1994 and a record low of -6.10 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

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South Africa GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q2


The South African economy expanded an annualized 2.5 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2017, ending two quarters of contraction and beating market expectations of a 2.1 percent rise. It is the highest growth rate in a year with agriculture, forestry and fishing making the largest upward contribution, namely field crops and horticultural products.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing jumped 33.6 percent, higher than a 23.1 percent increase in Q1. Additional upward contributions came from finance, real estate and business services (2.5 percent, recovering from a 1.2 percent decline in Q1); mining and quarrying (3.9 percent compared to 13.1 percent in Q1), namely coal, gold, manganese ore and iron ore and other’ mining and quarrying including diamonds; manufacturing (1.5 percent to -3.7 percent in Q1), mainly food and beverages, motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment; electricity, gas and water supply (8.8 percent compared to -4.8 percent); transport and communication (2.2 percent compared to -1.6 percent in Q1); trade (0.6 percent compared to -5.9 percent in Q1) and personal services (1.1 percent compared to -0.1 percent in Q1).

In contrast, general government services decreased by 0.6 percent (-0.7 percent in Q1) and construction went down 0.5 percent (-0.8 percent in Q1), with falls seen in both residential and non-residential buildings.

Year-on-year, the economy advanced 1.1 percent, above 1 percent in the previous quarter and the highest annual growth rate in two years. Considering the first half of 2017, the economy advanced 1.1 percent. 

Statistics South Africa | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/5/2017 10:26:48 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-07 09:30 AM GDP Growth Rate QoQ -0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6%
2017-06-06 09:30 AM GDP Growth Rate QoQ -0.7% -0.3% 0.9% 0.8%
2017-09-05 09:30 AM GDP Growth Rate QoQ 2.5% -0.6% 2.1% 1.5%
2017-12-05 09:30 AM GDP Growth Rate QoQ 2.5% 0.9%


South Africa GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP Growth Rate 2.50 -0.60 7.60 -6.10 percent [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 1.10 1.00 7.10 -2.60 percent [+]
GDP 294.84 317.41 416.42 7.58 USD Billion [+]
GDP Constant Prices 3097941.40 3078342.70 3097941.40 565040.00 ZAR Million [+]
Gross National Product 3078829.00 3062610.00 3078829.00 504385.00 ZAR Million [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 610160.00 614256.30 644763.00 73065.00 ZAR Million [+]
GDP per capita 7504.30 7605.40 7627.90 4543.60 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 12260.20 12425.30 12462.00 9014.30 USD [+]
GDP From Agriculture 74142.00 68965.00 78180.79 33530.55 ZAR Million [+]
GDP From Construction 108975.00 109101.88 109316.14 14702.00 ZAR Million [+]
GDP From Manufacturing 379277.00 377900.60 391090.40 228221.00 ZAR Million [+]
GDP From Mining 232402.00 230181.40 251119.50 214553.50 ZAR Million [+]
GDP From Public Administration 474286.00 475052.70 475929.38 90907.00 ZAR Million [+]
GDP From Services 622919.00 619022.93 622919.00 66256.00 ZAR Million [+]
GDP From Transport 264492.00 263040.32 264492.00 89068.60 ZAR Million [+]
GDP From Utilities 64676.00 63330.55 70556.22 46746.92 ZAR Million [+]


South Africa GDP Growth Rate

South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa. The country is rich in natural resources and is a leading producer of platinum, gold, chromium and iron. From 2002 to 2008, South Africa grew at an average of 4.5 percent year-on-year, its fastest expansion since the establishment of democracy in 1994. However, in recent years, successive governments have failed to address structural problems such as the widening gap between rich and poor, low-skilled labour force, high unemployment rate, deteriorating infrastructure, high corruption and crime rates. As a result, since the recession in 2008, South Africa growth has been sluggish and below African average. This page provides - South Africa GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa GDP Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.50 -0.60 7.60 -6.10 1993 - 2017 percent Quarterly




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