Manufacturing production in South Africa rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in November of 2018, slowing from a downwardly revised 2.8 percent gain in the previous month and below market expectations of a 2.5 percent increase. Output growth eased for food & beverages (5.2 percent vs 6.1 percent in October) and motor vehicles, parts & accessories other transport equipment (6.2 percent vs 13.2 percent). Also, production fell for basic iron & steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (-1.7 percent vs 2.9 percent) and wood & wood products, paper, publishing and printing (-1.4 percent vs 1.9 percent) and dropped further for electrical machinery (-6.3 percent vs -4.3 percent) and radio, television & communication apparatus (-6.2 percent vs -5.6 percent). Meanwhile, production of petroleum, chemical, rubber & plastic was unchanged, after a 2.2 percent decrease in October. On a monthly basis, manufacturing output went up 0.7 percent. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.96 percent from 1974 until 2018, 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
2018-10-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.3% 2.8% 0.6% 1.6%
2018-11-08 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.1% 1.5% 1.7% 0.8%
2018-12-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 3% -0.1% 0.8% 1.2%
2019-01-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.6% 2.8% 2.5% 1.3%
2019-02-12 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.6% 1.1%
2019-03-14 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY
2019-04-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 31.00 34.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.70 49.50 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 2.80 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 1.10 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 81.10 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 12744.00 -9149.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 140.00 196.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 39984.00 47478.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 26547.00 31054.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.20 -0.50 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 528.20 543.30 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -5.60 0.20 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 95.20 96.10 141.17 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 49.00 48.20 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21197.00 21947.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 43.00 45.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 71.00 64.00 72.00 23.00 [+]


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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 2.80 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina -13.30 Nov/18
Australia 2.80 Sep/18
Brazil -0.90 Nov/18
Canada 4.20 Oct/18
China 5.40 Nov/18
Euro Area -3.30 Nov/18
France -2.10 Nov/18
Germany -4.70 Nov/18
India 0.50 Nov/18
Indonesia 0.60 Oct/18
Italy -2.60 Nov/18
Japan 1.40 Nov/18
Mexico -1.30 Nov/18
Netherlands 0.40 Nov/18
Russia 2.40 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 5.84 Jun/18
Singapore 7.60 Nov/18
South Africa 1.60 Nov/18
South Korea 0.10 Nov/18
Spain -2.60 Nov/18
Switzerland 1.40 Sep/18
Turkey -6.50 Nov/18
United Kingdom -1.50 Nov/18
United States 3.90 Nov/18


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