South Africa Manufacturing PMI  1999-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The ABSA Manufacturing PMI for South Africa decreased to 43.4 in August of 2018 from 51.5 in July. The reading pointed to a contraction in factory activity after an expansion in the previous month, as new sales orders and business activity dropped sharply. Meanwhile, supplier deliveries and inventories advanced. Manufacturing PMI in South Africa averaged 51.21 from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 64.20 in July of 2006 and a record low of 34.20 in April of 2009.

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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 PMI

The Absa Manufacturing PMI is a monthly survey of purchasing managers in South Africa's manufacturing sector. The index provides leading indications of business conditions in the sector. A reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Manufacturing PMI - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
43.40 51.50 64.20 34.20 1999 - 2018 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 56.70 Aug/18
Brazil 51.10 Aug/18
Canada 56.80 Aug/18
China 50.60 Aug/18
Euro Area 53.30 Sep/18
France 52.50 Sep/18
Germany 53.70 Sep/18
India 51.70 Aug/18
Indonesia 51.90 Aug/18
Italy 50.10 Aug/18
Japan 52.90 Sep/18
Mexico 50.70 Aug/18
Netherlands 59.10 Aug/18
Russia 48.90 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 55.10 Aug/18
Singapore 52.60 Aug/18
South Africa 43.40 Aug/18
South Korea 49.90 Aug/18
Spain 53.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 64.80 Aug/18
Turkey 46.40 Aug/18
United Kingdom 52.80 Aug/18
United States 54.70 Aug/18


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