The ABSA Manufacturing PMI for South Africa decreased to 42.4 in October of 2018 from an upwardly revised 44.5 in the previous month. The reading pointed to the biggest contraction in factory activity since July last year, as new orders dropped to its lowest level in 15 months. Also, business activity and employment declined. Manufacturing PMI in South Africa averaged 51.08 from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 60.87 in April of 2002 and a record low of 35.09 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 42.40 44.50 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 0.10 1.50 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.00 0.20 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.10 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -14172.00 8794.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 159.00 155.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 51866.00 49670.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 35050.00 32786.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.50 -0.90 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 572.90 528.10 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.80 -6.70 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 95.80 93.30 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 60.76 60.86 60.86 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 67.00 62.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 46.90 48.00 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20844.00 21990.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
42.40 44.50 60.87 35.09 1999 - 2018 Monthly




Country Last
Australia 58.30 Oct/18
Brazil 51.10 Oct/18
Canada 53.90 Oct/18
China 50.10 Oct/18
Euro Area 52.00 Oct/18
France 51.20 Oct/18
Germany 52.20 Oct/18
India 53.10 Oct/18
Indonesia 50.50 Oct/18
Italy 49.20 Oct/18
Japan 52.90 Oct/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 57.10 Oct/18
Russia 51.30 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 53.80 Oct/18
Singapore 51.90 Oct/18
South Africa 42.40 Oct/18
South Korea 51.00 Oct/18
Spain 51.80 Oct/18
Switzerland 57.40 Oct/18
Turkey 44.30 Oct/18
United Kingdom 51.10 Oct/18
United States 55.70 Oct/18


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