South Africa Manufacturing PMI  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The ABSA Manufacturing PMI for South Africa increased to 48.6 in November of 2017 from 47.8 in October. The reading pointed to the smallest contraction in factory activity in six months as business activity improved further. However, the PMI remained stuck below the neutral 50-point mark for a sixth straight month, suggesting that the sector still faces headwinds. Manufacturing PMI in South Africa averaged 51.32 from 1999 until 2017, 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 34.00 35.00 91.00 10.20 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.60 47.80 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 -5527.00 5340.00 60285.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 194.00 161.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 49754.00 51022.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 32821.00 35316.00 42915.00 5155.00 Cars [+]
Leading Economic Index 1.20 -0.30 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 565.80 555.70 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 5.20 -0.30 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 95.10 92.90 141.17 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 48.80 49.60 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21786.00 21013.00 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 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48.60 47.80 64.20 34.20 1999 - 2017 Monthly




manufacturing pmi by Country
Country Last
Australia 57.30 Nov/17
Brazil 53.50 Nov/17
Canada 54.40 Nov/17
China 50.80 Nov/17
Euro Area 60.10 Nov/17
France 57.70 Nov/17
Germany 62.50 Nov/17
India 52.60 Nov/17
Indonesia 50.40 Nov/17
Italy 58.30 Nov/17
Japan 53.60 Nov/17
Mexico 52.40 Nov/17
Netherlands 62.40 Nov/17
Russia 51.50 Nov/17
South Korea 51.20 Nov/17
Spain 56.10 Nov/17
Switzerland 65.10 Nov/17
Turkey 52.90 Nov/17
United Kingdom 58.20 Nov/17
United States 53.90 Nov/17