South Africa Leading Economic Index  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The South African central bank's leading business cycle indicator dropped 0.3 percent month-on-month in April 2018, after an upwardly revised 1.1 percent fall in March, mainly due to decreases in business confidence, sales of new cars and employment postings. Leading Economic Index in South Africa averaged 0.20 percent from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4.70 percent in January of 1980 and a record low of -3.70 percent in November of 2008.

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South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 39.00 45.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.90 49.80 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 2.30 1.00 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.50 -0.50 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.80 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 11633.00 10516.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 175.00 113.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 46678.00 42950.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 29886.00 26561.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.30 -1.10 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 568.10 485.90 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -2.60 -4.40 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 93.70 94.00 141.17 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 50.90 50.00 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 22192.00 20345.00 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 Leading Economic Index

In South Africa, the Composite Leading Business Cycle Indicator examines the direction in which real economic activity is moving, in real time. It is calculated on the basis of the following components: building plans approved, new passenger vehicles sold, commodity price index for main export commodities, index of prices of all classes of shares traded on the JSE, job advertisements, volume of orders in manufacturing, real M1, average hours worked per factory worker in manufacturing, interest rate spread, composite leading business cycle indicator of the major trading-partner countries, business confidence index, gross operating surplus as a percentage of GDP. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2010. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Leading Economic Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Leading Economic Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.30 -1.10 4.70 -3.70 1960 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100




leading economic index by Country
Country Last
Australia -0.22 May/18
Brazil -3.34 May/18
Canada 0.10 Apr/18
Japan 106.90 May/18
Mexico 4.50 Apr/18
Russia 2.10 May/18
South Korea 112.70 May/18
Turkey 4.42 Jan/18
United Kingdom 0.20 May/18
United States 123.07 May/18


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