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

Manufacturing production in South Africa increased 0.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, following an upwardly revised 3.7 percent fall in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 2 percent drop. Production was mainly driven by basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (6 percent); glass and non-metallic mineral products (10.5 percent) and motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment (5.8 percent). In contrast, output fell for petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products (-5.3 percent); wood and wood products, paper, publishing and printing (-2 percent) and electrical machinery (-10.2 percent). On a monthly basis, industrial production slumped 0.6 percent. Considering the first three months of the year it fell 0.9 percent over the previous period. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.97 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-14 11:00 AM Jan 0.8% -2% 2.9%
2017-04-11 11:00 AM Feb -3.6% 0.4% -0.45% -0.3%
2017-05-11 11:00 AM Mar 0.3% -3.7% -2% -2.9%
2017-06-08 11:00 AM Apr 0.3% -0.41%
2017-07-11 11:00 AM May -1.45%
2017-08-10 11:00 AM Jun -0.19%




South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 40.00 38.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 44.70 52.20 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 -3.70 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 -0.40 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.50 82.20 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -16402.00 10799.00 60285.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 150.00 188.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 34956.00 48526.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 22542.00 31034.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.90 0.70 4.60 -3.60 percent [+]
Mining Production 15.50 4.10 24.30 -18.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 492.90 538.50 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.47 4.39 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 47.00 49.00 56.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.30 50.70 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 74.00 72.00 74.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21295.00 19152.00 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 Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 -3.70 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2017 percent Monthly
2010=100, NSA



industrial production by Country

Last
Australia 1.10 Dec/16
Brazil 1.10 Mar/17
Canada 3.23 Feb/17
China 6.50 Apr/17
Euro Area 1.90 Mar/17
France 2.00 Mar/17
Germany 1.90 Mar/17
India 2.70 Mar/17
Indonesia 5.50 Mar/17
Italy 2.80 Mar/17
Japan 3.50 Mar/17
Mexico 3.35 Mar/17
Netherlands -2.20 Mar/17
Russia 2.30 Apr/17
South Korea 3.00 Mar/17
Spain 0.40 Mar/17
Switzerland -1.30 Mar/17
Turkey 2.80 Mar/17
United Kingdom 1.40 Mar/17
United States 2.20 Apr/17