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Stats SA set to conduct Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 (CoCA)

Media Release                                                                                                                                               8 October 2018 Stats SA set to conduct Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 (CoCA)   South Africa’s Statistician-General and head of Statistics South Africa   read more »


Census of Commercial Agriculture 2017 Briefing on State-of-Readiness

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Agriculture and finance help lift SA out of recession

Agriculture and finance help lift SA out of recession

After two consecutive quarters of decline, the South African economy spluttered back to life in the second quarter of 2017. Positive contributions to higher economic activity across most industries – in particular agriculture, finance and mining – lifted the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2,5% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualised). Agriculture continued to show strong   read more »


A giant step in agriculture statistics

A giant step in agriculture statistics

Background On 05 August 2013, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) published an ‘Agricultural households’ report which is based on Population Census 2011 (Census 2011). This report covers all types of agriculture, namely subsistence, smallholder and commercial. This is an important milestone since as a country, we are taking the first step to better understand and   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q3:2019

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Unemployment rises slightly in third quarter of 2019

Unemployment rises slightly in third quarter of 2019

South Africa’s unemployment rate increased by 0,1 of a percentage point to 29,1% in Q3 of 2019. According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released by Statistics South Africa, this is the highest unemployment rate since Stats SA started measuring unemployment using the QLFS in 2008. Between Q2: 2019 and Q3: 2019, the number   read more »


GDP in the second quarter of 2019 increased by 3,1%

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Economy dodges recession as GDP climbs 3,1%

Economy dodges recession as GDP climbs 3,1%

After shrinking sharply in the first quarter of 2019, the economy rebounded from a low base to record positive growth of 3,1%1 in the second quarter (April−June). Mining, finance, trade and government services were the main drivers of growth. Three industries (construction, agriculture and transport) registered a slump in production. Mining was the strongest performer   read more »


Discouragement decreases and unemployment increases in the second quarter of 2019

Discouragement decreases and unemployment increases in the second quarter of 2019

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2019, released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), indicate that the official unemployment rate increased by 1,4 percentage points to 29,0% compared to the first quarter of 2019. The number of unemployed persons increased by 455 000 to 6,7 million in Q2:   read more »


Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q2:2019

MEDIA RELEASE 30 July 2019 Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) – Q2:2019 The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2019 released by Statistics South Africa, indicate that the official unemployment rate increased by 1,4 percentage points to 29,0% compared to the first quarter of 2019. The number of   read more »


P0142.1 - Producer Price Index (PPI)

This publication contains results of the monthly Surveys of Prices of Locally Produced Commodities (which are locally sold or exported). These indices for commodities are classified to designated industries of the South African economyread more »


P0142.1 - Producer Price Index (PPI)

This publication contains results of the monthly Surveys of Prices of Locally Produced Commodities (which are locally sold or exported). These indices for commodities are classified to designated industries of the South African economyread more »


P0142.1 - Producer Price Index (PPI)

This publication contains results of the monthly Surveys of Prices of Locally Produced Commodities (which are locally sold or exported). These indices for commodities are classified to designated industries of the South African economyread more »


P0142.1 - Producer Price Index (PPI)

This publication contains results of the monthly Surveys of Prices of Locally Produced Commodities (which are locally sold or exported). These indices for commodities are classified to designated industries of the South African economyread more »


P0142.1 - Producer Price Index (PPI)

This publication contains results of the monthly Surveys of Prices of Locally Produced Commodities (which are locally sold or exported). These indices for commodities are classified to designated industries of the South African economyread more »


Ndlambe

The Ndlambe Local Municipality is a predominantly rural area with agriculture and tourism dominating the economy. It encompasses the towns of Kenton-on-sea, Boknes, Bathurst, Boesmansriviermond, Alexandra and Cannon Rocks. (http://www.cacadu.co.za/ndlambe)

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Nyandeni

This municipality is one of the five that make up the O.R. Tambo District Municipality. It comprises two magisterial areas, viz. Libode and Ngqeleni. It has a largely rural/traditional character. It is bordered in the south-west by the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality. In the north, it is bordered by the Mhlontlo Local Municipality and in the east by the Ntabankulu, Ingquza Hill and Port St John Local Municipalities. The population according to Census 2011 is 290390 people, which is 21,3% of the population of O.R. Tambo District. In 2001, the population was 274416 people, which constituted 21,2% of the district population.

The municipality covers an area of 4231 square kilometers, which gives a population density of 68,6 persons per square kilometer. The municipalitys economy is largely dependent on agriculture.

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King Sabata Dalindyebo

The municipality comprises two magisterial areas, viz. Mthatha and Mqanduli and their surrounding rural areas. The municipality is largely rural in character with the urban areas concentrated around the towns. It is 3028 km2 in extent and had a population of 444832 persons in 2007, which rose to 451710 in 2011. The number of households in 2007 was 93382, and this increased to 95382 in 2011. The major economic activities in the municipality are forestry and agriculture, although agriculture is of more of a subsistence nature.

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Setsoto

Setsoto Local Municipality is situated in the Eastern Free State within the boundaries of the Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality. The local municipality area measures 5948,35 km2 and comprises four urban areas namely Ficksburg/Meqheleng, Senekal/Matwabeng, Marquard/Moemaneng and Clocolan/Hlohlolwane, as well as some surrounding rural areas.

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Nketoana

The Nketoana Municipality is situated within the Thabo Mafutsanyana District Municpality in the Eastern Free State. It comprises of Reitz, Petsana, PetrusSteyn, Mamafubedu, Lindley, Ntha, Arlington and Leretswana.

The municipality is 54km from Bethlehem, 240km from Johannesburg and 60 km from the N3 road. The main economic activities in the area are agriculture and retail businesses.

Nketoana Local Municipality is named after the Leibenbergsvlei River, which is Nketoana in Sesotho. The highest population density is found in the Reitz/Petsana area. The municipality accommodates approximately 60324 people and covers an area of 5611km2. In terms of enumeration area (EA) types, 74% of the population lives in formal residences.

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Inflation

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) are the two primary measures of inflation for South Africa. Both indicators are published on a monthly basis.The Consumer Price Index tracks the rate of change in the prices of goods and services purchased by consumers. The headline CPI is used as the inflation target measure which guides the South African Reserve Bank on the setting of interest rates.

The Producer Price Index tracks the rate of change in the prices charged by producers of goods. Stats SA publishes PPIs for different industries with the PPI for final manufactured goods being the headline PPI. Additional PPIs are compiled for Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Mining and quarrying; Electricity and water; Intermediate manufactured goods; Imports and Exports; and Construction.

The PPI is widely used by businesses as a contract escalator and as a general indicator of inflationary pressures in the economy.

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Agricultural Statistics

The history of agricultural statistics in South Africa goes back as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. With the exception of the World Wars and great depression years, an agricultural census was conducted on annual basis in the first half of the 20th century. As agricultures contribution to the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) decreased over the years, so did the frequency of conducting agricultural censuses. Post 1994, agricultural censuses have been conducted on a five yearly basis, with annual surveys being conducted in between the census years. Until now, agricultural censuses and surveys have largely concentrated on commercial agriculture leaving out small-scale and subsistence agriculture. In 2009, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) conducted an audit of agricultural statistics in the country. One of the findings was that the country lacked information on smallholder and subsistence agriculture. The current list of farmers being used to conduct surveys was mainly confined to commercial agriculture. A decision was taken that three questions related to agriculture would be included in the Population Census 2011 (Census 2011) questionnaire. The main objective was to identify all households involved in agriculture in the country, so that a complete frame of all individuals and entities involved in agriculture (both subsistence and commercial) could be generated. This will allow for a comprehensive agricultural census to be conducted.read more »