Manufacturing production in South Africa rose 0.6% year-on-year in February 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in the prior month and slightly above market expectations of a 0.5% gain. Output slowed for food & beverages (3.2% vs 4.4% in January) and it shrank for textiles, clothing & footwear (-5.3% vs -3.2%); wood and wood products, paper & printing (-2.1% vs 0.1%); glass & non-metallic mineral products (-2.6% vs -4.8%); electrical machinery (-7.9% vs -9.3%); radio, television & communication equipment (-6.9% after showing no growth in January) and furnishings (-7.2% vs 2.7%). Conversely, production rose faster for petroleum, chemical products, rubber & plastic products (2.9% vs 1.2%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial production declined 1.8%, following a downwardly revised 1.6% fall in the previous month. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.96 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 1.50 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 -1.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.6% 2.8% 2.5% 1.3%
2019-02-12 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.1% 1.3% 1.7% 1.1%
2019-03-14 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.3% 0.0% 1.2% 1.4%
2019-04-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.1%
2019-05-09 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.6% -2.0%
2019-06-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.3%
2019-07-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 28.00 31.00 92.00 12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 45.00 46.20 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 0.60 0.90 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.80 -1.60 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.40 81.30 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -53932.00 14456.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 146.00 139.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 47718.00 43251.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 30348.00 27000.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -1.80 -0.60 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 528.40 521.20 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -7.50 -3.30 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 91.80 93.40 141.17 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 48.80 50.20 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 19196.00 20909.00 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 [+]


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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.90 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina -8.50 Feb/19
Australia 2.80 Sep/18
Brazil 2.00 Feb/19
Canada 1.19 Jan/19
China 8.50 Mar/19
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/19
France 0.60 Feb/19
Germany -0.40 Feb/19
India 0.10 Feb/19
Indonesia 5.20 Jan/19
Italy 0.90 Feb/19
Japan -1.10 Feb/19
Mexico -0.80 Feb/19
Netherlands -0.30 Feb/19
Russia 1.20 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 2.34 Sep/18
Singapore 0.70 Feb/19
South Africa 0.60 Feb/19
South Korea -2.70 Feb/19
Spain -0.30 Feb/19
Switzerland 5.10 Dec/18
Turkey -5.10 Feb/19
United Kingdom 0.10 Feb/19
United States 2.80 Mar/19


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