ARTICLES RELATING TO STATS SA

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.

Mining production, sales on the decline

2016-01-14 12:25

November's annualised mining production dropped by 0.8%, while October's mineral sales decreased by 2.8%, according to Stats SA.

Employment up by 0.1% - StatsSA

2015-12-15 16:08

The number of employees in SA economy has increased by 0.1% in the third quarter of 2015, according to a Stats SA’s Quarterly Employment Statistics survey.

SA tourism income increases

2015-12-07 18:34

Total income for the tourist accommodation industry has increased in October 2015 compared with October 2014, says Statistics SA.

Producer inflation rises to 4.2%

2015-11-26 12:42

Prices at the factory gate have shot up in October, mostly because of higher costs for food, alcohol and tobacco products.

Slow GDP growth threatens wage bill growth

2015-11-24 15:10

With SA recording the slowest year-on-year growth since the final quarter of 2009 in the third quarter of 2015, the wage bill growth may have to be trimmed, says John Loos.

GDP grows marginally by 0.7% in third quarter

2015-11-24 11:31

The mining (-9.8), electricity (-8%) and agriculture (-12.6%) sectors contracted in the third quarter, pulling down growth in other sectors, says Statistics SA.

October inflation rate went up, says expert

2015-11-18 07:45

The Inflation Factory’s real time CPI Index stood at 116.7 at the end of October, implying year-on-year inflation of 4.9% and month-on-month inflation of 0.5%.

Fewer people visit SA

2015-11-16 15:41

South Africa experienced a decrease in the number of arrivals in August, compared to last year, according to Statistics SA's monthly tourism and migration figures.

 

Electricity production, consumption decreases

2016-02-04 17:17

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

Chinese tourism to SA picking up again

2016-01-18 17:27

The number of Chinese tourists who visited South Africa in October 2015 increased by 85.6% compared to October 2014, says Statistics SA.

Manufacturing production dropped by 1% in November

2016-01-12 13:09

Manufacturing production decreased by 1% in November 2015 compared with November 2014, says Stats SA.

Retail trade sales increase for October

2015-12-09 17:15

Despite depressed economic conditions, measured in real terms, retail trade sales increased by 3.3% year-on-year in October 2015, Statistics SA has announced.

South Africans feel unsafe in their neighbourhoods - StatsSA

2015-12-01 15:43

A large number South Africans feel unsafe in their own neighbourhoods because of the fear that crime has increased, according to Statistics SA.

Van Vuuren: SA’s ‘Zombie’ economy. A Zuma recession on the cards

2015-11-25 12:17

Economic data shows that SA narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter but many say it’s only delaying the inevitable.

9 slides you must see about GDP's slow growth

2015-11-24 13:46

Quickly understand why SA's economy has grown by only 0.7% in the third quarter and which sectors have pulled down the country's growth levels.

Inflation surprises on the downside

2015-11-18 10:57

The annual consumer price inflation increased in October, but not as much as expected, Statistics SA figures show.

Mining no longer cornerstone of SA economy

2015-11-17 15:56

Despite having been the cornerstone of SA's economy for over 150 years, latest GDP figures show other sectors are dwarfing mining's contribution by far.

Slight pick-up in SA manufacturing output

2015-11-10 15:42

Manufacturing production rose 0.9% year-on-year for September after contracting by a revised -0.3% in August, Statistics South Africa says.

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