South Africa's economy shrank by 4.1 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020, easing from an upwardly revised 16.2 percent slump in the July-September period and compared with market expectations of a 4.6 percent contraction. In 2020, the GDP plummeted by 7%, the biggest annual decline since 1946. source: Statistics South Africa

GDP Annual Growth Rate in South Africa averaged 2.30 percent from 1994 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 7.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006 and a record low of -17.50 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - South Africa GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in South Africa is expected to be 15.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in South Africa to stand at 2.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022 and 2.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4.10 -6.20 7.10 -17.50 1994 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-30 09:30 AM Q1 -0.1% -0.5% -0.8% -0.7%
2020-09-08 09:30 AM Q2 -17.1% 0.1% -16.5% -18%
2020-12-08 09:30 AM Q3 -6% -17.5% -7.2% -7.5%
2021-03-09 09:30 AM Q4 -4.1% -6.2% -4.6% -4.8%
2021-06-08 09:30 AM Q1 -4.1% -0.2%
2021-09-07 09:30 AM Q2 15%
2021-12-07 09:30 AM Q3 5.1%


News Stream
South Africa GDP Shrinks More than Expected in Q2
The South African GDP contracted 17.1% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, following a revised 0.1% growth in the previous period and compared with market expectations of a 16.5% slump. It was the strongest economic downturn since at least 1994, amid the impact of one of the strictest coronavirus lockdowns in the world which forced all non-essential activities to shut down operations. On a quarterly basis, the economy crashed at a record 51% in the three months to June of 2020, following a downwardly revised 1.8% contraction in the previous period and more than an estimated 47.3% plunge.
2020-09-08
South Africa GDP Shrinks Less than Expected
The South African GDP contracted 0.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, following a 0.5% decline in the previous period and compared with market expectations of a 0.8% fall. Main negative contributions came from mining & quarrying (-4.5% vs -1% in Q4); manufacturing (-3.5% vs -2.6%) and construction (-5.3% vs -4.6%). On a quarterly basis, the economy shrank 2% in the three months to March of 2020, the most in a year, following a 1.4% contraction in the previous period but less than market expectations of a 3.8% decline.
2020-06-30

South Africa GDP Annual Growth Rate
South Africa is the most developed country in Africa and was the largest until 2014, when it was overtaken by Nigeria. The largest sector of the economy is services which accounts for around 73 percent of GDP. Within services, the most important are finance, real estate and business services (21.6 percent); government services (17 percent); wholesale, retail and motor trade, catering and accommodation (15 percent); and transport, storage and communication (9.3 percent). Manufacturing accounts for 13.9 percent; mining and quarrying for around 8.3 percent and agriculture for only 2.6 percent.