South Africa scored 62.44 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Index in South Africa averaged 17.53 Points from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 62.44 Points in 2019 and a record low of 4.31 Points in 2011.

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South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 21.00 28.00 92.00 12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 41.60 45.70 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production -1.80 -0.70 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.30 0.80 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.70 81.70 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 25999.00 -13686.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 176.00 183.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 49191.00 45537.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 33139.00 29003.00 43659.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.70 -0.80 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 [+]
Mining Production -3.20 1.40 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 434.00 464.40 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 92.40 89.10 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 62.44 60.76 62.44 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 60.00 67.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 49.20 49.70 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21481.00 22530.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 43.00 43.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 73.00 71.00 73.00 23.00 [+]
Gold Production -5.40 -13.40 75.70 -47.10 percent [+]


South Africa Competitiveness Index

The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Competitiveness Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.44 60.76 62.44 4.31 2007 - 2019 Points Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 57.20 Dec/19
Australia 78.75 Dec/19
Brazil 60.93 Dec/19
Canada 79.59 Dec/19
China 73.90 Dec/19
France 78.81 Dec/19
Germany 81.80 Dec/19
India 61.36 Dec/19
Indonesia 64.63 Dec/19
Italy 71.53 Dec/19
Japan 82.27 Dec/19
Mexico 64.95 Dec/19
Netherlands 82.39 Dec/19
Russia 66.74 Dec/19
Saudi Arabia 70.03 Dec/19
Singapore 84.78 Dec/19
South Africa 62.44 Dec/19
South Korea 79.62 Dec/19
Spain 75.28 Dec/19
Switzerland 82.33 Dec/19
Turkey 62.14 Dec/19
United Kingdom 81.20 Dec/19
United States 83.67 Dec/19


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