South Africa Manufacturing Production  1974-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturing production in South Africa increased 0.6 percent year-on-year in February of 2018, slowing from a downwardly revised 2.3 percent rise in January and well below market consensus of a 2.6 percent gain. It was the weakest increase in manufacturing production since March last year, as output advanced less for food & beverages (4.3 percent vs 9.4 percent in January) and motor vehicles & transport equipment (5.5 percent vs 5.2 percent). Also, output dropped for basic iron & steel and metal & machinery (-0.3 percent vs 4.0 percent) and electrical machinery (-6.9 percent vs 1.9 percent). Additionally, production of clothing & footwear fell further (-4.2 percent vs -3.6 percent). Meanwhile, output declined at a softer pace for petroleum, chemical products, rubber & plastic (-2.8 percent vs -2.9 percent) and wood, paper, publishing & printing (-3.1 percent vs -3.4 percent). On a monthly basis, manufacturing output went down 2.4 percent, after a 1.6 percent drop in January. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.95 percent from 1974 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-08 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2% 1.5% 2% 0.9%
2018-03-13 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.5% 1.8% 2.5% 1.2%
2018-04-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.6% 2.3% 2.6% 2.0%
2018-05-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.6% 1.91%
2018-06-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.99%
2018-07-12 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.71%


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 45.00 34.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 46.90 50.80 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 0.60 2.30 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.40 -1.60 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.80 81.50 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 10516.00 -11956.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 167.00 101.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 49233.00 46267.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 32176.00 31200.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 -0.50 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 491.40 576.70 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 3.10 2.90 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 97.60 98.90 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.32 4.47 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 61.00 47.00 61.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 51.10 51.40 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 19565.00 21341.00 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 [+]


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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 2.30 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




industrial production by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.70 Dec/17
Brazil 2.80 Feb/18
Canada 2.38 Jan/18
China 6.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 2.90 Feb/18
France 4.00 Feb/18
Germany 2.60 Feb/18
India 7.10 Feb/18
Indonesia -3.50 Feb/18
Italy 2.50 Feb/18
Japan 1.62 Feb/18
Mexico 0.70 Feb/18
Netherlands 6.30 Feb/18
Russia 1.00 Mar/18
South Korea -6.40 Feb/18
Spain 3.10 Feb/18
Switzerland 8.70 Dec/17
Turkey 9.90 Feb/18
United Kingdom 2.20 Feb/18
United States 4.30 Mar/18


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