Exploring Stats SA’s economic indicators

Want to know more about how various parts of South Africa’s economy are performing? Then Stats SA’s Monthly economic indicators report might be for you. Available from the Stats SA Roambi app, the report includes a variety of economic indicators from selected Stats SA publications.

Available as interactive time-series charts, the following indicators are included:


  • Mining production
  • Manufacturing production
  • Electricity available for distribution
  • Building plans passed and completed

Trade and transport

  • Wholesale trade sales
  • Retail trade sales
  • Motor trade sales
  • Food and beverages: total income
  • Tourist accommodation: total income
  • Freight transportation

Debt and liquidations

  • Insolvencies
  • Liquidations


  • Consumer price inflation
  • Producer price inflation

Notifications of monthly updates to the report, which are available towards the end of each month, are published via Twitter and Facebook.

Stats SA’s Roambi app includes a library of releases based on Stats SA publications. It is available for Apple iPad and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. An android version is currently in production.

Click here to download the app.