Your monthly update on South Africa’s economic indicators

Stats Biz – April 2017

Stats SA recently released updated GDP figures for the nine provinces. Gauteng is still the largest provincial economy in the country, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. Mining is the most dominant industry in Limpopo, Northern Cape, North West and Mpumalanga, despite contributing only 8% to national economic production. Explore the makeup of your provincial   read more »


Stats Biz – March 2017

As a whiskey drinker, you stand somewhat apart from the rest of your fellow South Africans. We are predominantly beer drinkers as a nation. If we consider the total amount of money that households spend on alcoholic beverages, just over half is spent on beer and 21% on spirits. Explore more facts about the price   read more »


Stats Biz – February 2017

South Africa’s rivers would encircle the earth 4 times if placed end-to-end! In honour of World Wetlands Day on 2 February, Statistics South Africa explores a set of indicators on river health to give you four fascinating facts about our water resources. Explore the extent of river health, as well as other stories, in this   read more »


Stats Biz – January 2017

When last did you copy data onto a blank CD? With the rise of USB sticks and cloud storage, gone are the days of backing up your data on a compact disk. It comes as no surprise then, that Stats SA removed blank CDs and DVDs from the latest version of the Consumer Price Index   read more »


Stats Biz – November 2016

If you happen to be a taxpayer who completed a return before the deadline last week, you might be wondering how important your tax contributions have been. A recent report by Stats SA provides an answer. Explore the importance of tax, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz.   Download Stats   read more »


Stats Biz – October 2016

Armed with a wealth of recent financial data from South Africa’s higher education institutions, Stats SA unpacks the revenue mix for the country’s 20 universities and 6 universities of technology. How important are tuition fees as a source of income for tertiary education in South Africa? Explore tuition fees, as well as other stories, in   read more »


Stats Biz – September 2016

Did you know that over half of the manufacturing workforce in South Africa is located in just three metros: Johannesburg, Cape Town and eThekwini? This one of many facts about the manufacturing industry published in two reports from Stats SA. The reports provide a probing look into the industry, covering data on income, employment, salaries   read more »


Stats Biz – August 2016

In recognition of Women’s Month, Stats SA takes a dive into the data to explore gender representation in local government. How have municipalities done in ensuring that women are adequately represented in mayoral, managerial and councillor positions? Explore gender equality, as well as other stories, in this edition of Stats Biz.   Download Stats Biz   read more »


Stats Biz – July 2016

If you are a chocoholic, take note!  Did you know that the average price of chocolate has risen sharply over the last two years? And that the price of your favourite slab varies by province? In honour of World Chocolate Day on 7 July, Stats SA provides you with a brief analysis of how chocolate   read more »


Stats Biz – June 2016

Where are homes the most expensive to build? The answer might surprise you. Recent data published by Stats SA provides provincial breakdowns of construction costs, per square metre, for free-standing homes, flats, townhouses, office space and shopping space. Explore building prices, as well as other economic stories, in this edition of Stats Biz.       read more »