Inflation quickens slightly in December

Inflation quickens slightly in December

Annual consumer inflation edged up to 4,0% in December from November’s 3,6%. The main contributors to the 4,0% rate were food and non-alcoholic beverages; housing and utilities; transport; and miscellaneous goods and services. The food and non-alcoholic beverages category recorded an annual rate of 3,9%, slightly higher than the 3,5% recorded in November. Bread and   read more »


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28 000 jobs lost in SA formal sector third quarter of 2019

28 000 jobs lost in SA formal sector third quarter of 2019

Formal sector employment decreased by 28 000 in September 2019, with 11 000 full-time and 17 000 part-time jobs shed during the quarter. The September 2019 Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey showed that an estimated 10 142 000 people were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy, which is down by 28 000 from 10 170 000 in the   read more »


Inflation continues to edge lower

Inflation continues to edge lower

Annual inflation eased further in November, falling to 3,6% from October’s 3,7%. This is the third successive month of disinflation, which means that the pace of price increases is slowing down. November’s reading is the lowest since December 2010 when the rate was 3,5%. The highest rate recorded since December 2010 was 7,0% in February   read more »


Stats Biz – November 2019

After rebounding by a revised 3,2% in the second quarter of 2019, activity in the South African economy slipped by 0,6% in the third quarter. Mining, manufacturing and transport were the biggest drags on growth in gross domestic product (GDP). Explore economic growth, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz. Download   read more »


GDP contracts by 0,6% in the third quarter

GDP contracts by 0,6% in the third quarter

After rebounding by a revised 3,2%1 in the second quarter of 2019, activity in the South African economy slipped slightly in the third quarter. Mining, manufacturing and transport were the biggest drags on growth in gross domestic product (GDP). Mining was down by 6,1%, driven largely by a fall in the production of platinum group   read more »


Tracking South Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals

Tracking South Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) launched a new online data portal to enable tracking of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) on 2 December 2019 at ISIbalo House in Pretoria. As the country’s supplier of official statistics, Stats SA is continuously working towards finding new and inventive ways of making data accessible to stakeholders, government and   read more »


SA’s tourism trade balance edges lower

SA’s tourism trade balance edges lower

South Africa enjoys a positive tourism trade balance with the rest of the world. What this means is that non-resident visitors spend more money in our country than South African travellers spend abroad. However, the trade balance surplus has narrowed since 2016. In 2018, non-resident visitors1 (which includes both tourists and same-day visitors) spent a   read more »


Statistics South Africa to release Gross domestic product (GDP) Q3, 2019

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Working capital: how do South African businesses fare?

Working capital: how do South African businesses fare?

Stats SA provides a snapshot of working capital across the formal business sector in the latest release of the Annual Financial Statistics (AFS) report. Working capital is a measure of a company’s liquidity and is one of a number of measures that provide insight into a company’s ability to pay off debt. To calculate working   read more »