South Africa Manufacturing Production  1974-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturing production in South Africa decreased 1.6% year-on-year in September of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1.8% rise in August and well below expectations of a 0.6% gain. Output fell for motor vehicles and transport equipment (-4% compared to 0.7% in August) and glass & non-metallic mineral products (-5.4% compared to 1.9%). In addition, production went down faster for petroleum, chemical products, rubber & plastic products (-2.5% compared to -1.0%); wood & wood products, paper, publishing & printing (-7% compared to -1.3%); clothing & footwear (-6.6% compared to -3.2%) and electrical machinery (-9.8% compared to -1.2%). On the other hand, output advanced softer for food & beverages (1.3% compared to 1.9%) and basic iron & steel and metal products & machinery (3.7% compared to 11.0%). Considering the third quarter of the year, manufacturing increased 1% compared with a 0.8% gain in the second quarter. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.95 percent from 1974 until 2017, 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
2017-09-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1.4% -2.3% -0.35% -0.9%
2017-10-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.50% -1.10% -0.05% -2%
2017-11-09 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1.6% 1.8% 0.6% 0.8%
2017-12-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1.6% -2.47%


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 35.00 29.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.80 44.90 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production -1.60 1.80 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 0.30 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.30 81.70 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 5340.00 2749.00 60285.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 161.00 179.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 51040.00 50644.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 35316.00 33669.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.30 1.80 4.60 -3.60 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 555.70 554.30 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.90 7.90 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 92.90 93.00 141.17 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 49.60 48.50 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21013.00 22083.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 45.00 44.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 64.00 61.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.60 1.80 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2017 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




industrial production by Country
Country Last
Australia 0.70 Jun/17
Brazil 2.60 Sep/17
Canada 4.40 Aug/17
China 6.20 Oct/17
Euro Area 3.30 Sep/17
France 3.20 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Sep/17
India 3.80 Sep/17
Indonesia -1.40 Jun/17
Italy 2.40 Sep/17
Japan 2.60 Sep/17
Mexico -1.20 Sep/17
Netherlands 1.70 Sep/17
Russia 0.00 Oct/17
South Korea 8.40 Sep/17
Spain 3.40 Sep/17
Switzerland 2.90 Jun/17
Turkey 10.40 Sep/17
United Kingdom 2.50 Sep/17
United States 2.90 Oct/17