November 2019

The CRA's Fast Stats provides data-driven insights into current political and economic trends.
November 2019

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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