PPI slows to 7% in April

2016-05-26 12:02

SA's producer price index increased by 7% increase in April, a slight decrease from the 7.1% increase recorded in March, Stats SA has announced.

The majority of murders are committed by 15-34 year olds

A survey released by the Statistician General has found that 57.8% of murders are committed by people between the ages of 15 and 34.

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Anger is the biggest driver of assaults in South Africa

A survey released by the Statistician General has found that the majority of assault incidents are driven by anger.

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Guns used in most metro area murders - survey

2016-05-04 17:48

Most murders in urban metro areas involve firearms, according to Statistics SA's Victims of Crime Survey.

Sarb could pause hiking cycle over inflation slowdown

2016-04-21 06:42

The slowdown in inflation in March could give the SA Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee a chance to pause its hiking cycle, say analysts.

Radebe lauds Stats SA and its important work

2016-04-20 20:40

The release of the latest Consumer Price Index is an example of how important Statistics SA's work is, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Big drop in SA inflation amid rising food costs

2016-04-20 10:03

CPI decelerated from 7% in February to 6.3% in March, Statistics SA has announced, while food costs in March were nearly 10% higher than in March 2015.

Retail sales could mean more gloom to come

2016-02-17 15:01

The latest retail trade statistics could indicate a less optimistic outlook for the year ahead, warns an industry economist.

Certain provinces struggling to cope with rocketing food costs

2016-02-10 06:54

The rand’s diminished buying power together with a prolonged drought has left certain provinces struggling to keep up with rocketing food costs.

Electricity production, consumption decreases

2016-02-04 17:17

Both electricity production and consumption decreased in South Africa in December, according to Statistics SA.


Commodity rout hits home as SA records output drop

2016-05-12 15:41

South Africa’s mining production fell the most since at least 1980 after the country’s biggest gold and platinum mines halted unprofitable output.

40% of sexual assaults take place in the home

A survey released by the Statistician General has found that 4 out of 10 sexual assaults take place in the home.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Murder, assault and rape - the SA stats

2016-05-05 09:14

Stats SA have released their third in-depth analysis of the circumstances surrounding contact crime. View the key points of the report here.

Producer inflation slows to 7.1%

2016-04-28 15:07

South Africa's producer inflation slowed more than expected to 7.1% year-on-year in March from 8.1% in February, data shows.

Housing survey gives snapshot of how we live

2016-04-20 21:41

The number of households living in formal dwellings across South Africa increased from 76% in 2002 to 80% in 2014, according to the latest General Household Survey.

More households in formal dwellings - Stats SA

2016-04-20 17:21

The number of households in formal dwellings across South Africa has increased since 2002, according to the latest General Household Survey.

February manufacturing output up 1.9%

2016-04-07 14:09

Manufacturing output has grown by 1.9% year-on-year in February after contracting by a revised 2.6% in January.

Is state delaying job stats to avoid Budget headache?

2016-02-10 11:40

Economist Mike Schüssler has questioned the postponement of the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey until the day after the National Budget.

Use of production capacity decreases - Stats SA

2016-02-04 19:53

The decrease of the utilisation of production capacity in SA has mainly been due to an increase in insufficient demand, according to Stats SA.

PPI increases to 4.8% in December

2016-01-28 19:58

South Africa's annual producer price index for final manufactured goods was 4.8% in December 2015 compared with 4.3% in November.

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