Export and import unit value indices, 25 February 2014

Highlights Stats SA will introduce a new Export and import unit value index (UVI) to replace the current Export and import price indices. The UVI series will be based on customs data from SARS and includes a much wider span of international trade transactions than is possible with the historic price index. The new index   read more »


Changes to the basket and weights of the Producer Price Index, 25 February 2014

The January 2014 statistical release of the Producer Price Index (to be released on 27 February) will show changes to the weights and basket of the indices.  The methodology of the new PPI series that was introduced last year is to update the weights on an annual basis. The PPI has weights at two levels.    read more »


Labour market publications released

Labour market publications released

Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2012 report and National and Provincial labour market trends over the last decade, 2003–2013, report   Press Statement Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released two labour market publications on the 5th of November 2013, namely, the “Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa, 2012” , and the “National and Provincial   read more »


Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by 3,0 per cent during the second quarter of 2013.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices increased by 3,0 per cent during the second quarter of 2013.

27 August 2013: 11:30 a.m. The seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices for the second quarter of 2013 increased by an annualised rate of 3,0 per cent compared with an increase of 0,9 per  cent during the first quarter of 2013. GDP is one of the Economic Indicators which measures the rate of economic   read more »


Stats SA survey shows improved access to services but decline in perceived quality

22 August 2013 Stats SA’s General Household Survey (GHS) released today shows improvements in key service delivery sectors, as well as a decline in the perceived quality of these services. The GHS 2012 report, conducted between July and September 2012, shows an increase in the number of households who had access to piped water, sanitation   read more »


Statistics South Africa presents the Population Census 2011: Agricultural Households Release

Date: 5 August 2013 “The report presents the status of the South African household based on agriculture as depicted in the Population Census of 2011 addressing the three agriculture related questions in the Census 2011 questionnaire” said Statistician General Pali Lehohla. The number of households engaged in agriculture (also referred to as agricultural households in   read more »


Stats SA launches small area data on Roambi app

Date: 2 August 2013 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication, “My Village, My suburb”, on the Stats SA Roambi App. As the name implies, this publication gives users access to Census 2011 data at a small-area level (i.e. suburb or village). The application makes it easy   read more »


Stats SA launches new-look website

Date: 2 August 2013 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new-look website, which took place in the district of Umkhanyakude on 01 August 2013. Stats SA’s new website is an expression of a deeper paradigm shift. No longer are data and information simply seen as a set of   read more »


The Fiscus injected 202bn into the SA economy in 2012

The South African government injected over R202 billion into the economy last year, says Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Capital Expenditure by Public Sector Survey released today. The survey found that the total actual capital expenditure by public-sector institutions increased by R21bn from R181bn in 2011 to R202bn in 2012. The bulk of spending went   read more »


Census 2011 Main Place Name Release

Census 2011 Main Place Name Release Statistics South Africa released Census 2011 data for the country’s lower geographic areas in Port Elizabeth on Monday. This low-level geographic data, which is one of the most important data sets in a census, is expected to help councillors, city planners, policymakers, advocacy groups and ordinary South Africans to   read more »