Category Archives: Expenditure and Income

Employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased in the third quarter

The September 2016 QES survey showed that an estimated 9 282 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. This reflected a net quarterly increase of 93 000 employees (1,0%) between June 2016 and September 2016 following a revised decrease of 96 000 employees (-1,0%) between March 2016 and   read more »


The last 15 years: business income, spending and profit

The last 15 years: business income, spending and profit

Come join us as we tell a story of South African business performance over time. There are three elements to this story, taken from Stats SA’s latest Annual financial statistics (AFS) report1: income, expenditure and profit. First, let’s explore income. The income generated by the formal business2 sector has increased consistently, except for the dip   read more »


Media Statement: Financial Statistics of higher education institutions

Media advisory                                                                                                    25 October 2016     Financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2015   The Financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2015 report released by Statistics South Africa today shows that South Africa’s public higher education institutions had a total income of R63,1 billion from operating activities in the financial year ended 31 December   read more »


How important are student fees?

How important are student fees?

Armed with a wealth of recent financial data from South Africa’s higher education institutions, Stats SA unpacks the revenue mix for the country’s 20 universities and 6 universities of technology. Higher education institutions depend mostly on government grants and tuitions fees for income, according to data from Stats SA’s latest Financial statistics of higher education   read more »


Media Invite: Report on the Financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2015

Media advisory (VENUE CHANGE)                                                                                                                                                                                     24 October 2016   Statistician-General to release report on the Financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2015 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Financial statistics of higher education institutions, 2015 report at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 in   read more »


Electricity pushes up municipal spending in the June 2016 quarter

Electricity pushes up municipal spending in the June 2016 quarter

Total expenditure by municipalities increased by 21,9% (or R15,7 billion) in the June 2016 quarter compared with the March 2016 quarter, rising from R71,7 billion to R87,5 billion. Purchases of electricity by municipalities was one of the biggest contributors to this increase, according to Stats SA’s latest Quarterly financial statistics of municipalities report1.   Acting   read more »


Four facts you might not have known about the manufacturing industry

Four facts you might not have known about the manufacturing industry

Recently released data from Stats SA provide fresh insight into South Africa’s manufacturing industry. In 2014, Stats SA conducted a large sample survey of the industry, covering about 15 000 enterprises. The results of the survey – containing detailed information on income, employment, capital expenditure, salaries and production – were recently published in two reports: Manufacturing   read more »


Media invite: Manufacturing & Construction Industries report

Media advisory                                                22 September 2016 Statistician-General releases statistics on the performance and employment levels in manufacturing and construction industries.   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release reports on the performance of the Manufacturing and Construction industries at a media briefing to be held on Monday, 26 September 2016 in Pretoria.     read more »


AGDP Media statement

Press statement Embargo: Tuesday 06 September 2016, 11:30   GDP in the second quarter of 2016 grew by 3,3%   Gross domestic product (measured by production) South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate was 3,3% in the second quarter of 2016.1 The main contributors to the GDP growth rate were the manufacturing industry and   read more »


Positive GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016

Positive GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016

South Africa’s economy grew by 3,3% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised), according to estimates of real gross domestic product (measured by production). This is the fastest quarter-on-quarter rise in economic activity since the fourth quarter of 2014. Year-on-year growth in the second quarter of 2016 was 0,6%. The mining and manufacturing industries contributed over half   read more »