Category Archives: Stats Biz

Stats Biz – October 2020

It has been five years since the #FeesMustFall campaign. Stats SA takes a look at where higher education institutions get their money from, and how these revenue streams have shifted since 2015. Explore tertiary education funding, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz. Download Stats Biz – October 2020


Stats Biz – September 2020

The concern over declining infrastructure investment was further confirmed by Stats SA’s most recent release of its Financial statistics of provincial government report. Delays and interruptions hampered infrastructure spending by provincial government during the 2018/19 fiscal year. Explore the importance of capital expenditure, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz. Download   read more »


Stats Biz – August 2020

Annual CPI inflation quickened to 3,2% in July from 2,2% in June as lockdown restrictions continued to ease. The monthly increase of 1,3% was driven largely by fuel prices and municipal tariffs. Motorists felt some pain as the price of inland 95-octane petrol climbed from R13,40 per litre in June to R15,12 per litre in   read more »


Stats Biz – July 2020

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! 19 July is international ice cream day. To celebrate, Stats SA takes a look at how much ice cream contributes to total household spending. Explore ice cream, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz. Download Stats Biz – July 2020


Stats Biz – June 2020

The South African economy recorded its third straight quarter of economic decline, falling by 2,0% in the first quarter of 2020. This followed a contraction of -1,4% and -0,8% in the fourth and third quarters of 2019, respectively. Explore the GDP, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz. Download Stats Biz   read more »


Stats Biz – May 2020

The second wave of Stats SA’s COVID-19 business impact survey provides an update on how firms are currently faring under lockdown. This second round covers the period 14 April to 30 April 2020. Explore the results of this survey, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz. Download Stats Biz – May   read more »


Stats Biz – April 2020

A rapid response survey, conducted by Stats SA during the lockdown, asked businesses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their operations. A total of 707 businesses in the formal sector responded, and this is what they told us. Explore the results of this survey, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz.   read more »


Stats Biz – March 2020

Farmers sold over a billion chickens in 2017. This is one of many interesting facts to emerge from Stats SA’s latest set of reports on the Census of Commercial Agriculture. The beauty of the data that it allows researchers to drill down and explore patterns across districts and local municipalities. Explore commercial agriculture, as well   read more »


Stats Biz – February 2020

The South African economy slipped into recession in the fourth quarter of 2019, contracting by 1,4%. This followed a contraction of 0,8% (revised) in the third quarter. Transport and trade were the main drags on overall activity. Finance, mining and personal services managed to keep their heads above water. Explore the latest gross domestic product   read more »


Stats Biz – January 2020

Stats Biz kicks off 2020 with a look at the latest inflation figures. Annual consumer inflation edged up to 4,0% in December from November’s 3,6%. Bread and cereal prices continue to place pressure on overall food inflation, increasing by 8,0%, which was unchanged from November. Explore inflation, as well as other stories, in this edition   read more »