Manufacturing production in South Africa rose by 1.3 percent year-on-year in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.9 percent increase in August and compared with market expectations of a 1.45 percent fall. The largest positive contributions came from the manufacture of wood and wood products, paper, publishing and printing (13.4 percent); basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (4 percent); food and beverages (2.3 percent) and motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment (6.3 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing output grew 3.8 percent, slowing from a downwardly revised 7.1 percent surge in August and against market forecasts of a 0.1 percent drop. source: Statistics South Africa

Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.91 percent from 1974 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 101.80 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -48.70 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - South Africa Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Manufacturing Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2021.

Industrial Production in South Africa is expected to be -2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 1.30 percent in 2022 and 2.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Manufacturing Production


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-12 11:00 AM Aug 1.8% -4.8% 0.15% -2.7%
2021-11-11 11:00 AM Sep 1.3% 1.9% -1.45% 2.2%
2021-12-09 11:00 AM Oct 1.3% -2%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom 3.80 7.10 percent Sep/21
Industrial Production 1.30 1.90 percent Sep/21
Changes in Inventories -21674.00 -13544.00 ZAR Million Jun/21
Bankruptcies 172.00 152.00 Companies Oct/21
Mining Production -3.40 0.70 percent Sep/21
Gold Production -6.90 17.70 percent Sep/21
Electricity Production 20137.00 21397.00 Gigawatt-hour Sep/21

News Stream
South Africa Factory Output Surprises on the Upside
Manufacturing production in South Africa rose by 1.3 percent year-on-year in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.9 percent increase in August and compared with market expectations of a 1.45 percent fall. The largest positive contributions came from the manufacture of wood and wood products, paper, publishing and printing (13.4 percent); basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (4 percent); food and beverages (2.3 percent) and motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment (6.3 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing output grew 3.8 percent, slowing from a downwardly revised 7.1 percent surge in August and against market forecasts of a 0.1 percent drop.
2021-11-11
South Africa Manufacturing Output Rebounds in August
Manufacturing production in South Africa rose by 1.8 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 4.8 percent fall in July and beating market expectations of a 0.15 percent increase. Main positive contributions came from the manufacture of food and beverages (9.7 percent); motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment (17.7 percent); basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (7.6 percent); wood and wood products, paper, publishing and printing (12.5 percent) and furniture and ‘other’ manufacturing (19.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing output grew 7.6 percent, reversing a 8.4 percent slump in July and also above market forecasts of a 6 percent rise.
2021-10-12
South Africa Factory Output Unexpectedly Slumps
Manufacturing production in South Africa shrank by 4.1% year-on-year in July of 2021, following a downwardly revised 11.9% jump in June and defying market expectations of a 3.6% rise. It was the first decline in factory activity after four consecutive months of expansion, mainly due to lower production of petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products (-23.2% vs -13% in June); textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (-6.3% vs 18.7%) and food & beverages (-2% vs 5.5%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing output plunged 8%, the most since April of 2020, likely linked to social unrest in parts of the country that forced businesses to shut down.
2021-09-09

South Africa Manufacturing Production
In South Africa, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy.