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

Manufacturing production in South Africa increased 2.9 percent year-on-year in July of 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent rise in June and above market expectations of a 1.1 percent gain. It was the biggest increase in industrial output since June of 2016, as production of food & beverages rose faster (5.8 percent from 4.1 percent in June). Also, output rebounded for basic iron & steel, non-ferrous metals products, metal products & machinery (1.1 percent from -0.4 percent); wood & wood products, paper, publishing & printing (3.9 percent from -0.5 percent); motor vehicles, parts & accessories and other transport equipment (8.3 percent from -2.8 percent) and textiles, clothing, leather & footwear (3.0 percent from -1.2 percent). Meanwhile, production of petroleum, chemicals, rubber & plastic products slowed (0.6 percent from 1.1 percent). On a monthly basis, factory output went up 1.6 percent, after a downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in June. 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
2018-07-12 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.3% 1% -0.6% 0.8%
2018-08-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.7% 2.0% 1.7% 1.5%
2018-09-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.9% 0.6% 1.1% 0.5%
2018-10-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.9% 1.6%
2018-11-09 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1%
2018-12-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.2%


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 38.00 39.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 43.40 51.50 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 2.90 0.60 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.60 0.20 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.80 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -14172.00 8794.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 147.00 154.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 47964.00 47856.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 31447.00 32108.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 1.10 0.00 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 535.00 547.40 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -5.20 3.70 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 90.50 94.70 141.17 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 47.20 49.30 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 22678.00 21915.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 0.60 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




industrial production by Country
Country Last
Argentina -5.70 Jul/18
Australia 4.40 Mar/18
Brazil 4.00 Jul/18
Canada 3.60 May/18
China 6.10 Aug/18
Euro Area -0.10 Jul/18
France 1.80 Jul/18
Germany 1.10 Jul/18
India 6.60 Jul/18
Indonesia 1.00 Jun/18
Italy -1.30 Jul/18
Japan 2.20 Jul/18
Mexico 1.30 Jul/18
Netherlands -1.80 Jul/18
Russia 2.70 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 3.44 Mar/18
Singapore 6.00 Jul/18
South Africa 2.90 Jul/18
South Korea 0.90 Jul/18
Spain 0.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 8.30 Jun/18
Turkey 5.60 Jul/18
United Kingdom 0.90 Jul/18
United States 4.90 Aug/18


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