South Africa's manufacturing production crashed 49.4% year-on-year in April of 2020, following an upwardly revised 5.5% slump March. The downturn in manufacturing output was extended for an eleventh consecutive month and was the sharpest on record, reflecting the strong impact of the global pandemic and a nationwide lockdown to control it. Output declines were seen across all categories, primarily motor vehicles, parts and accessories & other transport equipment (-98% vs -8.3%); glass and non-metallic mineral products (-83.4% vs -16.7%); textiles, clothing, leather & footwear (-75.5% vs -11.9%); furnishings (-83.5% vs -3.3%); basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products & machinery (-65.4% vs -8.3%); coke, petroleum products (-63.9% vs -21.7%) and rubber products (-77.2% vs -9%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing production plunged at a record 44.3%, after falling 1.2% in the prior month.
Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.80 percent from 1974 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 18.50 percent in May of 1995 and a record low of -49.40 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 July of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa
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. 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 1.30 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.