South Africa Manufacturing Production 1974-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturing production in South Africa rose 1.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, following an upwardly revised 1.6 percent drop in the previous month and slightly above market expectations of a 1 percent gain. Output rebounded for petroleum, chemical products, rubber & plastic (4.0 percent vs -6.0 percent); basic iron & steel and metal & machinery (0.3 percent vs -2.4 percent) and glass & non-metallic mineral (3.3 percent vs -6.9 percent). Also, output dropped less for wood, paper, publishing & printing (-5.1 percent vs -7.1 percent) and clothing & footwear fell further (-1.7 percent vs -9.9 percent). Meanwhile, production slowed for food & beverages (2.6 percent vs 6.0 percent) and motor vehicles & parts (0.9 percent vs 4.8 percent) and fell faster for communication apparatus & professional equipment (-19.9 percent vs -12.6 percent). On a monthly basis, manufacturing output declined 0.6 percent. 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.6% 2.3% 2.6% 2.0%
2018-05-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1.3% 0.5% 1% 1.9%
2018-06-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.1% -1.6% 1% -2.0%
2018-07-12 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.1% 0.02%
2018-08-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -0.44%
2018-09-07 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.38%


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 39.00 45.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.80 50.90 64.20 34.20 [+]
Industrial Production 1.10 -1.60 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 0.60 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.10 81.80 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 11633.00 10516.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 113.00 197.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 42984.00 36346.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 26561.00 23928.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.80 1.40 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 485.90 527.40 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -4.30 -8.50 23.20 -17.80 percent [+]
Coincident Index 94.00 96.00 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.32 4.47 4.54 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 61.00 47.00 61.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.00 50.40 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 74.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20345.00 21563.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 -1.60 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




industrial production by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.70 Dec/17
Brazil 8.90 Apr/18
Canada 4.22 Mar/18
China 6.80 May/18
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/18
France 2.10 Apr/18
Germany 2.00 Apr/18
India 4.90 Apr/18
Indonesia 4.70 Apr/18
Italy 1.90 Apr/18
Japan 2.60 Apr/18
Mexico 3.80 Apr/18
Netherlands 0.20 Apr/18
Russia 3.70 May/18
South Korea 0.90 Apr/18
Spain 1.90 Apr/18
Switzerland 9.00 Mar/18
Turkey 6.20 Apr/18
United Kingdom 1.80 Apr/18
United States 3.50 May/18


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