Industry in South Africa
South Africa - Industry
Manufacturing gains jump in April
Manufacturing output increased 4.6% year-on-year in April, up from a revised 1.3% increase in March (previously reported: +1.2% year-on-year). All told, output gains in the motor vehicle industries, as well as in the metals and machinery industries, drove the faster outturn.
Meanwhile, annual average growth in manufacturing output rose to 1.6% from 1.3% in April.
On a month-on-month basis, manufacturing output increased 2.8% in seasonally-adjusted terms (March: +0.9% month-on-month s.a.).
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect manufacturing output to increase 0.5% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel expects manufacturing output to increase 1.5%.
South Africa - Industry Data
|Industrial Production (annual variation in %)||1.3||0.1||0.0||0.7||-0.5|
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Source: Statistics South Africa.
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|Bond Yield||8.05||0.29 %||Jun 20|
|Exchange Rate||14.31||-0.21 %||Jun 20|
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