Fast Stats

These monthly reports keep CRA subscribers up-to-date with over 200 economic and social indicators. All the data you need to make informed decisions to successfully navigate complexity in South Africa.
November 2019

November 2019

The CRA's Fast Stats provides data-driven insights into current political and economic trends.
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Key takeaways:

  • The leading business indicator is down 1.3% for August 2019 in comparison to the same period in 2018.
  • GDP per head (annualised, adjusted) for Q2 2019 was R85 870.
  • The headline inflation rate for September 2019 (Y/Y) stood at 4.1%, with core inflation at 4.0% over the same period. Total administered prices stood at 5.2% in September.
  • Household debt to disposable income for Q2 2019 was 72.7% compared to 71.6% in Q2 2018.
  • The current account deficit for Q1 2019 was R56.7 billion, compared to R72.7 billion for the same period in 2018.
  • Equities net purchases/sales by foreigners are down R63.5 billion for January to September 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. Bonds net purchases/sales by foreigners are down R4.4 billion over the same period.

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