Manufacturing production in South Africa went up 0.3% year-on-year in January of 2019, after being unchanged in the previous month and missing market estimates of a 1.2% gain. Output growth continued to slow for food & beverages (2.9% vs 3.4% in December); motor vehicles, parts & accessories (0.6% vs 7%) and furniture and other manufacturing (2.9% vs 10.7%). In addition, production fell for electrical machinery (-9.2% vs -14.6%); glass and non-metallic mineral products (-4.7 % vs 7.8%); basic iron and steel products (-3.2% vs -2.8%). Conversely, output rebounded for textiles, clothing & leather (0.4% vs -2.5%); wood and wood products, paper & printing (0.6% vs -1.9%); petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products (0.9% vs -2.9%) and radio, television and communication equipment (2.9% vs -8%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing output declined 2%, following an upwardly revised 1% rise in the previous month. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.95 percent from 1974 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 18.50 percent in May of 1995 and a record low of -23.20 percent in April of 2009.

Industrial Production in South Africa is expected to be 1.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production in South Africa to stand at 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 3% -0.1% 0.8% 1.2%
2019-01-10 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.6% 2.8% 2.5% 1.3%
2019-02-12 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.1% 1.3% 1.7% 1.1%
2019-03-14 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.3% 0.0% 1.2% 1.4%
2019-04-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.3% -2.3%
2019-05-09 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.3%
2019-06-11 11:00 AM Manufacturing Production YoY


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 28.00 31.00 92.00 12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 46.20 49.90 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 0.00 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -2.00 1.00 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.40 81.30 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -53932.00 14456.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 139.00 141.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 43251.00 42355.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 27000.00 29040.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.50 -0.10 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 [+]
Steel Production 521.20 422.90 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -3.30 -4.10 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 93.40 95.10 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 60.76 60.86 60.86 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 67.00 62.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.20 49.60 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20909.00 20386.00 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 [+]


South Africa Manufacturing Production

In South Africa, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy. This page provides - South Africa Industrial Production - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Manufacturing Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.00 18.50 -23.20 1974 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina -10.80 Jan/19
Australia 2.80 Sep/18
Brazil -2.60 Jan/19
Canada 4.20 Oct/18
China 5.30 Feb/19
Euro Area -1.10 Jan/19
France 1.70 Jan/19
Germany -3.30 Jan/19
India 1.70 Jan/19
Indonesia 5.20 Jan/19
Italy -0.80 Jan/19
Japan 0.30 Jan/19
Mexico -0.90 Jan/19
Netherlands 0.40 Nov/18
Russia 4.10 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 5.84 Jun/18
Singapore -3.10 Jan/19
South Africa 0.30 Jan/19
South Korea 0.10 Jan/19
Spain 2.40 Jan/19
Switzerland 5.10 Dec/18
Turkey -7.30 Jan/19
United Kingdom -0.90 Jan/19
United States 3.50 Feb/19


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