Manufacturing production in South Africa edged up 0.1 percent year-on-year in September of 2018, slowing sharply from an upwardly revised 1.5 percent gain in August and well below market consensus of a 1.7 percent increase. It is the lowest annual gain in industrial output since a 1.8 percent drop in March as production slowed for food and beverages (2.7 percent compared to 3.6 percent in August) and fell for petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products (-3.2 percent compared to 0.8 percent); motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment (-4.9 percent compared to +1.2 percent); radio, television and communication apparatus and professional equipment (-13 percent compared to -9 percent). On a monthly basis, production fell 1 percent, following a 0.2 percent gain in August. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.95 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 1.20 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 1.40 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
2018-09-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.9% 0.6% 1.1% 0.5%
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%
2018-12-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.1% 1.2%


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 38.00 39.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 42.40 44.50 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 0.10 1.50 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.00 0.20 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.10 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -14172.00 8794.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 159.00 155.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 51866.00 49670.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 35050.00 32786.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.50 -0.90 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 572.90 528.10 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.80 -6.70 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 95.80 93.30 141.17 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 46.90 48.00 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20844.00 21990.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 1.50 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last
Argentina -11.50 Sep/18
Australia 3.50 Jun/18
Brazil -2.00 Sep/18
Canada 2.76 Aug/18
China 5.90 Oct/18
Euro Area 0.90 Sep/18
France -1.10 Sep/18
Germany 0.80 Sep/18
India 4.50 Sep/18
Indonesia 1.50 Sep/18
Italy 1.30 Sep/18
Japan -2.50 Sep/18
Mexico 1.80 Sep/18
Netherlands -2.10 Sep/18
Russia 3.70 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 3.44 Mar/18
Singapore -0.20 Sep/18
South Africa 0.10 Sep/18
South Korea -8.40 Sep/18
Spain -0.10 Sep/18
Switzerland 8.30 Jun/18
Turkey -2.70 Sep/18
United Kingdom 0.00 Sep/18
United States 4.10 Oct/18


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