South Africa Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: South Africa › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Rand, ZAR
Year of data: 2014 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 38
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 48,375,645 ; note: Statistics South Africa (the national statistical agency of South Africa) estimates the country's mid-year 2013 total population to be 52,981,991, which takes into account the findings of South Africa's 2011 census; estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 1,219,090 sq km ; land: 1,214,470 sq km ; water: 4,620 sq km ; note: includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)
Natural Resources: gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, rare earth elements, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt, natural gas
Capital: name: Pretoria (administrative capital); Cape Town (legislative capital); Bloemfontein (judicial capital) ; geographic coordinates: 25 42 S, 28 13 E ; time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors and a stock exchange that is the 16th largest in the world. Even though the country's modern infrastructure supports a relatively efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region, unstable electricity supplies retard growth. The global financial crisis reduced commodity prices and world demand. GDP fell nearly 2% in 2009 but has recovered since then, albeit slowly with 2014 growth projected at about 2%. Unemployment, poverty, and inequality - among the highest in the world - remain a challenge. Official unemployment is at nearly 25% of the work force, and runs significantly higher among black youth. Eskom, the state-run power company, has built two new power stations and installed new power demand management programs to improve power grid reliability. Construction delays at two additional plants, however, mean South Africa is operating on a razor thin margin; economists judge that growth cannot exceed 3% until those plants come on line. South Africa's economic policy has focused on controlling inflation, however, the country has had significant budget deficits that restrict its ability to deal with pressing economic problems. The current government faces growing pressure from special interest groups to use state-owned enterprises to deliver basic services to low-income areas and to increase job growth.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For South Africa in year 2014 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 1.399 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)ZAR 3,649.09 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 341.216 Billion
GDP Deflator 180.53 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)ZAR 37,642.02 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)ZAR 67,955.03 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 6,354.28
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 683.147 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 12,721.88
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.638 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 5.342
Investment (% of GDP) 19.357 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 13.621 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 222.943 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 6.303 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 228.454 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 6.33 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 1.8 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 1.8 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 2.6 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 2.6 %
Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) 25.221 %
Population 53.699 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)ZAR 1,050.79 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 28.796 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)ZAR 1,229.84 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 33.703 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)ZAR -179.057 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -4.907 %
General Government Structural Balance (National Currency)ZAR -168.33 Billion.
General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) -4.552 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesZAR 3,649.09 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ -19.573 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) -5.736 %
Economic Indicators for South Africa 2014

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR 2,021.32 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is 1.399 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR 3,649.09 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for South Africa in year 2014 is US$ 341.216 Billion.

GDP Deflator for South Africa in year 2014 is 180.53 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR 37,642.02 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR 67,955.03 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for South Africa in year 2014 is US$ 6,354.28 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for South Africa in year 2014 is US$ 683.147 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for South Africa in year 2014 is US$ 12,721.88 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for South Africa in year 2014 is 0.638 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for South Africa in year 2014 is 5.342 .

Investment (% of GDP) for South Africa in year 2014 is 19.357 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for South Africa in year 2014 is 13.621 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for South Africa in year 2014 is 222.943 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for South Africa in year 2014 is 6.303 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for South Africa in year 2014 is 228.454 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for South Africa in year 2014 is 6.33 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for South Africa in year 2014 is 1.8 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for South Africa in year 2014 is 1.8 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for South Africa in year 2014 is 2.6 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for South Africa in year 2014 is 2.6 %.

Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for South Africa in year 2014 is 25.221 %.

Population for South Africa in year 2014 is 53.699 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR 1,050.79 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for South Africa in year 2014 is 28.796 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR 1,229.84 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for South Africa in year 2014 is 33.703 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR -179.057 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for South Africa in year 2014 is -4.907 %.

General Government Structural Balance (National Currency) for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR -168.33 Billion.

General Government Structural Balance (% Potential GDP) for South Africa in year 2014 is -4.552 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for South Africa in year 2014 is ZAR 3,649.09 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for South Africa in year 2014 is US$ -19.573 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for South Africa in year 2014 is -5.736 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for South Africa
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for South Africa
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for South Africa
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for South Africa
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for South Africa
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for South Africa
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for South Africa
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for South Africa
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for South Africa
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for South Africa
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for South Africa
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for South Africa
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for South Africa
  Labor Force by Occupation for South Africa
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for South Africa
  National Budget and Public Debt for South Africa
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for South Africa
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for South Africa
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for South Africa
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for South Africa
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for South Africa
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for South Africa
  Exchange Rate Statistics for South Africa
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for South Africa
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for South Africa
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for South Africa
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for South Africa
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for South Africa
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for South Africa
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for South Africa
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for South Africa
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for South Africa
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for South Africa
Indicators
  Number of Internet Users for South Africa
  Internet Penetration Rate for South Africa
  Number of Facebook Accounts for South Africa
  Facebook Penetration Rate for South Africa
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for South Africa
Indicators
  Economic Freedom World Rank for South Africa
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for South Africa
  Business Freedom for South Africa
  Trade Freedom for South Africa
  Fiscal Freedom for South Africa
  Government Spending for South Africa
  Monetary Freedom for South Africa
  Investment Freedom for South Africa
  Financial Freedom for South Africa
  Property Rights for South Africa
  Freedom from Corruption for South Africa
  Labor Freedom for South Africa
  Tariff Rate for South Africa
  Income Tax Rate for South Africa
  Corporate Tax Rate for South Africa
  Tax Burden % of GDP for South Africa
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for South Africa
* Source: HFO
Corruption Perceptions Index Rank and Score for South Africa
Indicator
  Corruption Perceptions Index Rank and Score for South Africa
* Source: TIO
South Africa Economic Indicators in other Years
  South Africa Economic Indicators for Year 2019 (Forecast)
  South Africa Economic Indicators for Year 2018 (Forecast)
  South Africa Economic Indicators for Year 2017 (Forecast)
  South Africa Economic Indicators for Year 2016 (Forecast)
  South Africa Economic Indicators for Year 2015 (Forecast)
South Africa Economic Indicators for Year 2014 (Current)
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International