South Africa's manufacturing production decreased 1.1 percent from a year earlier in July 2019 from an upwardly revised 3.6 percent slump in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 1.8 percent decline. Output fell at a softer pace for basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products & machinery (-4.4 percent vs -5.4 percent in June); electrical machinery (-0.7 percent vs -6.5 percent) and furniture & other manufacturing (-2.5 percent vs -5.7 percent). In addition, production rose faster for food, beverages & tobacco (7 percent vs 2.9 percent) and rebounded sharply for motor vehicles, parts, accessories and other transport equipment (7.6 percent vs -0.6 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial production went up 0.4 percent, following an upwardly revised 1.9 percent decline in the previous month but below market consensus of a 0.6 percent gain. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.95 percent from 1974 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 18.50 percent in May of 1995 and a record low of -23.20 percent in April of 2009.

Industrial Production in South Africa is expected to be 1.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in South Africa to stand at 1.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 1.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Apr 4.6% 1.3% 0.4% 1.3%
2019-07-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY May 1% 4.3% 1.4% 1.5%
2019-08-08 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Jun -3.2% 0.4% 1.8% 2.3%
2019-09-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Jul -1.1% -3.6% -1.8% 2.4%
2019-10-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Aug -1.1% 0.7%
2019-11-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Sep 1.8%
2019-12-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Oct 2.3%


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 21.00 28.00 92.00 12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 45.70 52.10 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production -1.10 -3.60 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 -1.90 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.70 81.40 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 25999.00 -13686.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 183.00 163.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 45537.00 46077.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 29075.00 29477.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.40 -1.50 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 464.40 454.30 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 2.40 -4.10 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 89.10 92.00 141.17 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 49.70 48.40 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 22530.00 21923.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 43.00 43.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 73.00 71.00 73.00 23.00 [+]
Gold Production -13.10 -16.00 75.70 -47.10 percent [+]


South Africa Manufacturing Production

In South Africa, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy. This page provides - South Africa Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Manufacturing Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 -3.60 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina -1.90 Jul/19
Australia 1.90 Jun/19
Brazil -2.50 Jul/19
Canada 1.44 Jun/19
China 4.80 Jul/19
Euro Area -2.00 Jul/19
France -0.20 Jul/19
Germany -4.20 Jul/19
India 4.30 Jul/19
Indonesia 8.10 Jul/19
Italy -0.70 Jul/19
Japan 0.70 Jul/19
Mexico -1.70 Jul/19
Netherlands -1.90 Jun/19
Russia 2.80 Jul/19
Saudi Arabia 1.40 Dec/18
Singapore -0.40 Jul/19
South Africa -1.10 Jul/19
South Korea 0.60 Jul/19
Spain 0.80 Jul/19
Switzerland 4.80 Jun/19
Turkey -1.20 Jul/19
United Kingdom -0.90 Jul/19
United States 0.50 Jul/19


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