South Africa's manufacturing production growth slowed to 1 percent year-on-year in May 2019 from a downwardly revised 4.3 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.4 percent. The largest positive contribution was made by the food and beverages division (6.7 percent), while wood and wood products, paper, publishing and printing division contracted sharply (-3.9 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing output dropped 1.5 percent in May, reversing a 2.5 percent growth in April. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.96 percent from 1974 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 18.50 percent in May of 1995 and a record low of -23.20 percent in April of 2009.

Industrial Production in South Africa is expected to be 1.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in South Africa to stand at 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Feb 0.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.1%
2019-05-09 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Mar 1.2% 0.5% -0.15% -1.8%
2019-06-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Apr 4.6% 1.3% 0.4% 1.3%
2019-07-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY May 1% 4.3% 1.4% 1.5%
2019-08-08 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Jun 1% 2.0%
2019-09-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Jul
2019-10-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Aug


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 28.00 28.00 92.00 12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 46.20 45.40 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 1.00 4.30 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.50 2.50 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.70 81.40 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -11587.00 -53932.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 216.00 173.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 45940.00 40430.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 28885.00 26170.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.70 -0.70 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 509.50 576.00 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.50 -1.20 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 93.30 93.00 141.17 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 49.70 49.30 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 22069.00 20711.00 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 -24.40 -19.10 75.70 -47.10 percent [+]


South Africa Manufacturing Production

In South Africa, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy. This page provides - South Africa Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Manufacturing Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 4.30 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina -6.90 May/19
Australia 1.20 Mar/19
Brazil 7.10 May/19
Canada 2.14 Apr/19
China 6.30 Jun/19
Euro Area -0.50 May/19
France 4.00 May/19
Germany -3.70 May/19
India 3.10 May/19
Indonesia 7.90 Mar/19
Italy -0.70 May/19
Japan -2.10 May/19
Mexico -3.35 May/19
Netherlands -0.90 May/19
Russia 3.30 Jun/19
Saudi Arabia 2.34 Sep/18
Singapore -2.40 May/19
South Africa 1.00 May/19
South Korea -0.20 May/19
Spain 1.40 May/19
Switzerland 4.30 Mar/19
Turkey -1.30 May/19
United Kingdom 0.90 May/19
United States 1.30 Jun/19


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