South Africa scored 62.44 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Index in South Africa averaged 17.53 Points from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 62.44 Points in 2019 and a record low of 4.31 Points in 2011. source: World Economic Forum

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South Africa Competitiveness Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62.44 60.76 62.44 4.31 2007 - 2019 Points Yearly


South Africa Competitiveness Index
The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 26.00 21.00 92.00 12.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.10 47.70 57.89 38.38 points [+]
Industrial Production -3.60 -0.80 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.50 2.50 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.40 81.70 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -9526.00 27391.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 219.00 178.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 41698.00 44670.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 28965.00 31403.00 43659.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.70 -0.70 4.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Internet Speed 6736.79 6595.61 6736.79 685.91 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 4274668.00 3727821.00 6727656.00 520279.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -3.10 -2.10 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 384.90 501.90 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Coincident Index 93.10 92.70 141.17 88.12 points [+]
Competitiveness Index 62.44 60.76 62.44 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 60.00 67.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 47.60 48.60 52.70 46.40 points [+]
Ease of Doing Business 84.00 82.00 84.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20653.00 21571.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 43.00 43.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 73.00 71.00 73.00 23.00 [+]
Gold Production 5.20 -1.40 75.70 -47.10 percent [+]