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.
July 2019

July 2019

The CRA is proud to present its new report, the Fast Stats, providing data-driven insights into current political and economic trends.
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Key takeaways:

  • The total population has increased to 58.78 million people in 2019 from 57.73 million in 2018.
  • The official unemployment rate rose to 29% in 2Q 2019 – up from 27.2% in 2Q 2018. Under this definition, 6.7 million South Africans are without work. However, under the expanded definition, unemployment stood at 38.5% or 10.2 million people for the same period.
  • The headline inflation rate for June 2019 (year-on-year) stood at 4.5%, with core inflation at 4.3% over the same period. Total administered prices stood at 6.9% in June Real gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) continued to decline, falling 2.9% year-on-year in 1Q 2019.
  • Equities net purchases/sales by foreigners went down R29.3 billion for January to June 2019 compared to the same period the previous year.
  • Bonds net purchases/sales by foreigners are up R19 billion.

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