SARB - Economic and Financial data for SA
Economic and Financial Data for South Africa
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South African Reserve Bank
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Last Update Period: 2017-02-24
SDDS data category and componentUnit
Date of
% change
over same
period of
Real Sector Fiscal Sector Financial Sector External Sector Population
Real Sectorsee DSBB
GDP at current prices, by production approach (seasonally adjusted annualised rates)
Agriculture, forestry and fishingR MillionQ3/161006358147422.80
Mining and quarryingR MillionQ3/162982243143176.14
ManufacturingR MillionQ3/165128705117817.12
Electricity and waterR MillionQ3/161391601370485.50
Construction (contractors)R MillionQ3/161478361507183.62
Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodationR MillionQ3/165857995814117.95
Transport, storage and communicationR MillionQ3/163919283788026.35
Finance and insurance, real estate and business servicesR MillionQ3/168059347973927.75
Personal servicesR MillionQ3/162260192227566.02
General government servicesR MillionQ3/166629626597357.42
Total value added at basic pricesR MillionQ3/16387136738354347.37
GDP at market prices (current, sa)R MillionQ3/16433457042902607.67
GDP at constant 2010 prices, by production approach (seasonally adjusted annualised rates)
Agriculture, forestry and fishingR MillionQ3/166663666682-3.62
Mining and quarryingR MillionQ3/162312432284100.52
ManufacturingR MillionQ3/163832693863550.66
Electricity and waterR MillionQ3/166472465208-1.64
Construction (contractors)R MillionQ3/161093941093000.47
Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodationR MillionQ3/164227614249700.79
Transport, storage and communicationR MillionQ3/162612372610290.04
Finance and insurance, real estate and business servicesR MillionQ3/166206716188251.93
Personal servicesR MillionQ3/161645471642940.59
General Government ServicesR MillionQ3/164709134688001.27
Total value added at basic pricesR MillionQ3/16279539527938730.82
GDP at market prices (constant, sa)R MillionQ3/16307391530720980.74
National Accounts - at current prices
Private consumption expenditure (sa)R MillionQ3/16260868125590266.99
Consumption expenditure by general government (sa)R MillionQ3/168881608817706.07
Gross domestic fixed investment (sa)R MillionQ3/168413508517560.64
Change in inventories (sa)R MillionQ3/1646845-113000.00
Residual item (sa)R MillionQ3/16-26103-331800.00
Gross domestic expenditureR MillionQ3/16435893242480727.11
Exports of goods and non-factor services (sa)R MillionQ3/16128157113771713.70
Imports of goods and non-factor services (sa)R MillionQ3/16130593313349832.07
National Accounts - at constant 2010 prices
Final consumption expenditure by household (sa)R MillionQ3/16187147518593581.10
Final consumption expenditure by general government (sa)R MillionQ3/166381766348601.83
Gross fixed capital formation (sa)R MillionQ3/16609390610937-5.20
Change in inventories (sa)R MillionQ3/1620012-283360.00
Residual item (sa)R MillionQ3/16-21552-192750.00
Gross domestic expenditure (sa)R MillionQ3/16311750130575430.81
Exports of goods and services (sa)R MillionQ3/16874503944269-4.52
Imports of goods and services (sa)R MillionQ3/16918089929715-4.06
Manufacturing Production Index (sa) Please see the statement regarding updating of info on the STATS SA website2010 = 100Dec/16106.5106.20.00
Leading indicator  (16)2010 = 100Dec/1696.395.63.63
Employment (sa) Please see the statement regarding updating of info on the STATS SA website  (1)(15)2000 = 100Q3/16114.6113.40.85
Unemployment rate (nsa) Please see the statement regarding updating of info on the STATS SA website  (2)per centQ3/1627.126.60.00
Wages/Earnings (sa) Please see the statement regarding updating of info on the STATS SA website  (3)(15)2000 = 100Q3/16382.4376.45.81
Consumer Prices (nsa)2016/12 = 100Jan/17100.6100.06.57
Producer Prices (nsa) Please see the statement regarding updating of info on the STATS SA website2012 = 100Jan/17100.4100.05.91
Fiscal Sectorsee DSBB
General Government Operations
Cash receipts from operating activitiesR MillionQ3/163799663759350.00
Cash payments for operating activitiesR MillionQ3/164094453869290.00
Of which: InterestR MillionQ3/1651264254440.00
Net cash-flow from operating activitiesR MillionQ3/16-29479-109940.00
Net cash-flow from investment activitiesR MillionQ3/16-29467-275680.00
Cash surplus/deficitR MillionQ3/16-58946-385620.00
Net cash-flow from financing activitiesR MillionQ3/1627461906270.00
Financial assets other than cashR MillionQ3/16-23916-176830.00
DomesticR MillionQ3/16-55395343880.00
LoansR MillionQ3/16-82-3390.00
Other domestic financial assetsR MillionQ3/16-55313347270.00
ForeignR MillionQ3/16000.00
LiabilitiesR MillionQ3/16513771083090.00
DomesticR MillionQ3/1651602966700.00
Currency and depositsR MillionQ3/16550.00
Securities other than sharesR MillionQ3/1640006592510.00
LoansR MillionQ3/16-66637-8890.00
Other domestic liabilitiesR MillionQ3/1678233383080.00
ForeignR MillionQ3/16-225116400.00
Currency and depositsR MillionQ3/16000.00
Securities other than sharesR MillionQ3/16000.00
LoansR MillionQ3/16-225116400.00
Net change in the stock of cashR MillionQ3/16-31485520650.00
Central Government Operations
Revenue (nsa)R MillionDec/16144778773690.00
Of which: Extra-ordinary receiptsR MillionDec/1601270.00
Expenditure (nsa)R MillionDec/16119109952720.00
Of which: InterestR MillionDec/161652936470.00
Extra-ordinary paymentsR MillionDec/16-2900.00
Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) (nsa)R MillionDec/1625669-179030.00
PLUS: Cost/profit on revaluation of foreign debt at redemptionR MillionDec/160-40.00
Net borrowing requirementR MillionDec/1625669-179070.00
Treasury billsR MillionDec/16-581105740.00
Domestic government bondsR MillionDec/168089133860.00
Other financing  (4)R MillionDec/16-4772440.00
Non-marketable bondsR MillionDec/1622860.00
Loan levyR MillionDec/16000.00
Foreign bonds and loansR MillionDec/160-20.00
Use of cash balancesR MillionDec/16-32699-62950.00
Total financing (nsa)R MillionDec/16-25669179070.00
Central Government Debt
Total gross loan debt (nsa)R MillionDec/16224326422387540.00
Domestic Marketable (nsa)R MillionDec/16195749119423730.00
BillsR MillionDec/162483532434770.00
BondsR MillionDec/16170913816988970.00
Not exceeding 1 yearR MillionDec/1679460800490.00
Exceeding 1 but not 3 yearsR MillionDec/1649032490320.00
Exceeding 3 but not 10 yearsR MillionDec/164554093981960.00
Exceeding 10 yearsR MillionDec/16112523811716200.00
Loan LeviesR MillionDec/16000.00
Domestic non-marketable (nsa)R MillionDec/1666780720100.00
BillsR MillionDec/1655723611800.00
BondsR MillionDec/1611057108300.00
Floating rate bondR MillionDec/16000.00
Loan leviesR MillionDec/16000.00
Foreign DebtR MillionDec/162189732243520.00
MarketableR MillionDec/162126952179460.00
Not exceeding 1 yearR MillionDec/16192519690.00
Exceeding 1 but not 3 yearsR MillionDec/1623912244700.00
Exceeding 3 yearsR MillionDec/161868581915070.00
Non-marketableR MillionDec/16627864050.00
Other Debt (nsa)  (4)R MillionDec/1620200.00
Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account (nsa)R MillionDec/16-341297-3412970.00
Government guaranteed debt  (14)R MillionNov/162612322612320.00
Financial Sectorsee DSBB
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector
Domestic credit to the government sector (net) (nsa)R MillionDec/161840362174420.00
Domestic credit to the private sector (nsa)R MillionDec/16325226532234835.10
External positionR MillionDec/16-30164-300580.00
Monetary aggregate : M3 (nsa)  (5)R MillionDec/16315655131451406.07
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank
Domestic claims on the private sector (nsa)R MillionJan/17000.00
Domestic claims on the government sector (nsa)R MillionJan/17680686429620.42
External position - net foreign assets (nsa)R MillionJan/17615029636626-13.24
Reserve Money (m0) (nsa)  (6)R MillionDec/162404652313996.45
External Sectorsee DSBB
Balance of Payments  (7)
Current account (nsa)R MillionQ3/16-54359-191080.00
Goods: exports (nsa)R MillionQ3/162684672763490.00
Goods: imports (nsa)R MillionQ3/162814492702580.00
Services: credit (nsa)R MillionQ3/1649665497280.00
Services: debit (nsa)R MillionQ3/1655932549050.00
Income: credit (nsa)R MillionQ3/1618853211760.00
Income: debit (nsa)R MillionQ3/1660192484200.00
Current transfers: credit (nsa)  (8)R MillionQ3/16660455040.00
Current transfers: debit (nsa)  (8)R MillionQ3/1612266120600.00
Capital account (nsa)R MillionQ3/1662570.00
Capital account: credit (nsa)R MillionQ3/161061010.00
Capital account: debit (nsa)R MillionQ3/1643440.00
Financial account  (9)R MillionQ3/163837151240.00
Direct investment abroadR MillionQ3/16-1445-75560.00
Direct investment in reporting economyR MillionQ3/16700497400.00
Portfolio investment, assetsR MillionQ3/16-16438-23960.00
Portfolio investment, liabilitiesR MillionQ3/1638836329970.00
Financial derivatives, assetsR MillionQ3/16115006944020.00
Financial derivatives, liabilitiesR MillionQ3/16-116120-1034240.00
Other investment, assetsR MillionQ3/16-2249710910.00
Other investment, liabilitiesR MillionQ3/1626253-209210.00
Reserve assetsR MillionQ3/16777211910.00
Net errors and omissionsR MillionQ3/1615926139270.00
Official Reserve Assets  (10)US $ MillionJan/1746666473560.00
IMF reserve positionUS $ MillionJan/176496420.00
Special drawing rightsUS $ MillionJan/17202220000.00
GoldUS $ MillionJan/17485546650.00
Foreign currency reservesUS $ MillionJan/1739140400490.00
Other reserve assetsUS $ MillionDec/16000.00
Template on International Reserves and foreign currency liquidityR MillionDec/166478236584980.00
Merchandise Trade (nsa)  (13)
Total exports (nsa)R MillionDec/1693026990570.00
Total imports (nsa)R MillionDec/16809901007410.00
International investment position as at end of quarter
AssetsR BillionQ3/16616862020.00
Direct investmentR BillionQ3/16261225220.00
Portfolio investmentR BillionQ3/16224823230.00
EquityR BillionQ3/16211821930.00
DebtR BillionQ3/161291300.00
Financial derivativesR BillionQ3/161201320.00
Other investmentR BillionQ3/165325410.00
Reserve assetsR BillionQ3/166556840.00
LiabilitiesR BillionQ3/16578857500.00
Direct investmentR BillionQ3/16195819730.00
Portfolio investmentR BillionQ3/16294029020.00
EquityR BillionQ3/16204320350.00
DebtR BillionQ3/168978670.00
Financial derivativesR BillionQ3/161251240.00
Other investmentR BillionQ3/167657510.00
Net position (external financial assets minus liabilities)R BillionQ3/163804520.00
External debtUS $ MillionQ3/161415301324340.00
Exchange rates
Monthly exchange rate of the rand against the US dollarRand per USJan/1713.562913.83610.00
Nominal effective exchange rate  (11)2010 = 100Jan/1763.6062.630.00
POPULATION(mid-year estimates as at 30 June)  (12)'000201655909550120.00

1. Employment in the non-agricultural sectors. Back
2. Sources of basic data : Labour force survey by Statistics South Africa. Back
3. Remuneration per worker at current prices in the non-agricultural sectors. Back
4. Includes the debt and liabilities of the former TBVC-countries and self-governing states that were assumed by the national government in terms of Section 230 of the second Amendment Bill of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, as well as the liability assumed for the payment of the debts incurred by the Republic of Namibia as contemplated in Subsection (1) of Section 52C of the Exchequer Act No 66 of 1975, as amended. Back
5. Notes and coin in circulation outside the monetary sector plus all deposits of the private sector with the monetary sector. Back
6. Notes and coin in circulation outside the SARB plus required reserve balances of banks and mutual banks with the SARB. Back
7. The Reserve Bank disseminates all the main components of the balance of payments as prescribed by the sixth edition of the IMF's "Balance of Payments Manual". Back
8. Gross current transfer receipts and gross current transfer payments, as described in the sixth edition of the IMF's "Balance of Payments Manual". Back
9. Including reserve assets but excluding unrecorded transactions. Back
10. Total gross foreign reserves of the Reserve Bank. Balance as at the end of the month. Back
11. Monthly average exchange rate against the twenty most important currencies. Back
12. The mid-year estimates are based on the 2011 population census. The census for 2011 yielded an estimated population of 51.6 million people. Back
13. Preliminary figures from South African Revenue Services; not adjusted for Balance of Payments purposes. Back
14. Amounts recorded in the accounts of National Treasury are kept constant for the following three months. Back
15. This information is obtained from a discussion document published by Statistics South Africa. For more information visit STATSSA . Back
16. Components revised. See "Note on the revision of composite leading and coincident business cycle indicators" in the March 2004 Quarterly Bulletin. Previous and new indices were linked in January 1994. Back

Quarters Q1 through Q4 apply to calendar years
SARB = South African Reserve Bank
sa = seasonally adjusted
STATS SA = Statistics South Africa
SARS = South African Revenue Service
nsa = not seasonally adjusted
( ) indicates a negative percentage change