South Africa Macroeconomic Forecast

South Africa Consensus Forecast Report

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast reports for South Africa are monthly publications containing macroeconomic projections from numerous different sources. Each month, we poll the research departments of investment banks, financial institutions and research organizations to obtain their view of the future. The report covers the most important economic indicators for a 5-year forecast period. Complemented with concise analysis and numerous charts, the reports provide the most comprehensive assessment of South Africa's economy available in the market.  

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The FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast for South Africa is the most dependable source of economic information available for the country. You get the essentials of research conducted by the leading economists for South Africa within a single publication. This monthly publication gives you a precise picture of both the current state of affairs and future developments in South Africa. Every month, FocusEconomics polls the most renowned experts on South Africa's economy and provides their forecasts in a single report, which is complemented by authoritative analysis from the FocusEconomics research team.

Table of Contents

  • South Africa Economic Outlook
  • South Africa Economic Indicators
  • Fact Sheet

Table of Contents

The Consensus Forecast report for South Africa's economy covers approximately 30 macroeconomic indicators for a 5-year forecast period and quarterly forecasts for the most important economic variables. The forecasts are complemented by five years of historical data, thus providing a complete picture of South Africa's economy. Reports are available in PDF.

The report contains concise written analysis on the most important economic indicators, including economic activity (GDP), industrial production, business confidence, consumer confidence, inflation, monetary policy decisions and important exchange rate movements***, thus providing a better understanding of the forecasts. All indicators are illustrated by charts, enabling past developments and future trends to be grasped quickly and intuitively.

The country reports include forecasts for: 


GDP per capita


Economic Growth

Domestic Demand

Total Consumption

Fixed Investment

Industrial Production


Fiscal Balance

Public Debt



Central Bank 30-59 Days Dep. Rate

Exchange Rate

Current Account Balance

Trade Balance



International Reserves

External Debt


With the FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast South Africa you can easily:

Assess South Africa's business environment. Our South Africa economy forecast report provides you with the fundamental tools and strategic intelligence to evaluate the key economic and political developments affecting your business in South Africa. With a forecast horizon of five years, you’ll have an unbiased and objective basis for your business decisions.

Analyze trends. The publication tracks the developments of market perceptions and thus provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of South Africa's economy as well as the associated risks.

Plan the future of your business. The FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast South Africa is the ideal planning tool, enabling you to anticipate potential economic turmoil before it occurs and providing you with authoritative advice for optimal business plan execution.

Stress-test your business decisions. Alongside an average forecast figure (the Consensus Forecast), FocusEconomics also highlights the minimum and maximum value for each indicator forecast, thereby providing you with landmarks for your scenario-based analysis for South Africa.

***Note: Indicator coverage varies by country. For a precise overview of what indicators are covered, please download a sample of the country/region of interest.


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