Category Archives: Economic growth

Media invite: GDP Q2 of 2016

Media advisory 01 September 2016 Statistician-General to release Gross domestic product (GDP), Q2 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Gross domestic product (GDP) estimatesfor the second quarter of 2016 at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 6 September 2016 in Pretoria.   The media briefing will   read more »


Construction: what are the costs per square metre?

Construction: what are the costs per square metre?

Stats SA distinguishes between various types of construction activities, including free-standing houses, townhouses, flats, offices and shopping space. The following infographic shows which of these are the most costly to build, according to Stats SA’s latest Selected building statistics of the private sector as reported by local government institutions. Nationally, it would cost you an   read more »


Media Release: Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), first quarter 2016

Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES), first quarter 2016   According to the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the first quarter of 2016 released by Statistics South Africa today, employment in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy decreased by 0,2% (15 000 employees) to 9 273 000 in the first quarter of 2016, compared   read more »


Media Invite: Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the first quarter of 2016

Media Invite 1 July 2016 Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the first quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the first quarter of 2016. The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal sector of the   read more »


The economy slides in the first quarter

The economy slides in the first quarter

A sharp contraction in mining tipped economic growth into negative territory in the first quarter of 2016. South Africa’s economy shrank by 1,2% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised), according to the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures published by Stats SA. Year-on-year growth for the same quarter was -0,2%. The supply side of the economy:   read more »


Media Invite: Gross domestic product (GDP)

6 June 2016 Stats SA releases Gross domestic product (GDP), Q1 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, together with South Africa Reserve Bank Governor, Mr Lesetja Kganyago, will release the Gross domestic product (GDP) statistical release, for the first quarter of 2016, at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday, 08   read more »


South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

Patrick Kelly, Executive Manager for Price Statistics, provides some insights into how inflation affects the most vulnerable. The combined effect of the severe drought and the depreciation of the rand drove annual food inflation to 9,8% in March, its highest level in four years. Periods of high food inflation often spark an outpouring of concern   read more »


MEDIA ADVISORY: Development in the rural and urban nodes between 2001 and 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY 10 May 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release a report on Development in the rural and urban nodes between 2001 and 2011, at a media briefing to be held on Thursday 12, May 2016. The report presents the state of development in rural and urban nodes with regards   read more »


Taking stock of food prices

Taking stock of food prices

Many have commented on South Africa’s drought and how rapidly food prices have been rising. The latest release of Stats SA’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) unpacks the South African food basket to examine which items might be contributing to your rising grocery bill. Imagine a basket sitting in front you, filled with a range of   read more »


Media Invite: Quarterly Employment Statistics 2015

MEDIA INVITE Quarterly Employment Statistics 2015 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the results of the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) Q4 of 2015 at a media briefing to be held on Wednesday 23, March 2016 in Pretoria. Date: 23 March 2016 Lock- up: 14H00 Embargo: 14H30 Venue: GCIS Tshedimosetso House, Cnr   read more »