Category Archives: Economic growth

Media Announcement: Producer Price Index for July published one hour late due to server downtime

Media Announcement                                                                                        13 September 2016   Producer Price Index for July published one hour late due to server downtime The Producer Price Index (PPI) for July 2016 was scheduled to be published on 25 August 2016 at 11:30 am.  The release fell in the week during which Stats SA’s offices were being   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 »


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 »