Economic Calendar and indicators of South Africa

Overview

Indicator Last Reference Previous Frequency
GDP q/q 4.6% 1 Q 2021 5.8% Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 32.6% 1 Q 2021 32.5% Quarterly
CPI y/y 4.4% Apr 2021 3.2% Monthly
SARB Interest Rate Decision 3.50% 3.50%
Trade Balance R51.243 B Apr 2021 R52.572 B Monthly

Economic Calendar

Time,
Currency
Event
Actual
Forecast
Previous
2021.06.16 00:00, ZAR, Youth Day
2021.06.17 11:00, ZAR, Retail Sales m/m, Actual: -0.8%, Forecast: 6.3%, Previous: -4.5%
2021.06.17 11:00, ZAR, Retail Sales y/y, Actual: 95.8%, Forecast: -0.1%, Previous: -2.3%
2021.06.17 12:30, ZAR, Building Permits m/m, Actual: 2.4%, Forecast: 2.8%, Previous: -12.5%
2021.06.17 12:30, ZAR, Building Permits y/y, Actual: 346.0%, Forecast: 11.1%, Previous: 4.0%
2021.06.18 19:30, ZAR, CFTC ZAR Non-Commercial Net Positions, Previous: 5.3 K
2021.06.23 08:00, ZAR, CPI m/m, Forecast: 0.8%, Previous: 0.7%
2021.06.23 08:00, ZAR, CPI y/y, Forecast: 4.9%, Previous: 4.4%
2021.06.23 08:00, ZAR, Core CPI m/m, Forecast: -0.1%, Previous: 0.3%
2021.06.23 08:00, ZAR, Core CPI y/y, Forecast: 2.7%, Previous: 3.0%
2021.06.24 09:30, ZAR, PPI m/m, Forecast: 0.8%, Previous: 0.7%
2021.06.24 09:30, ZAR, PPI y/y, Forecast: 7.8%, Previous: 6.7%

Economic indicators

Market Last Reference Previous Frequency
CFTC ZAR Non-Commercial Net Positions 5.3 K 8 Jun 2021 5.0 K Weekly
GDP Last Reference Previous Frequency
GDP q/q 4.6% 1 Q 2021 5.8% Quarterly
GDP y/y -3.2% 1 Q 2021 -4.2% Quarterly
Labor Last Reference Previous Frequency
Unemployment 7.242 M 1 Q 2021 7.233 M Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 32.6% 1 Q 2021 32.5% Quarterly
Prices Last Reference Previous Frequency
Core CPI m/m 0.3% Apr 2021 0.5% Monthly
Core CPI y/y 3.0% Apr 2021 2.5% Monthly
CPI m/m 0.7% Apr 2021 0.7% Monthly
CPI y/y 4.4% Apr 2021 3.2% Monthly
PPI m/m 0.7% Apr 2021 1.3% Monthly
PPI y/y 6.7% Apr 2021 5.2% Monthly
Money Last Reference Previous Frequency
Gross International Reserves $54.139 B May 2021 $53.689 B Monthly
Net International Reserves $52.240 B May 2021 $51.504 B Monthly
SARB Interest Rate Decision 3.50% 3.50%
SARB M3 Money Supply y/y 2.02% Apr 2021 3.62% Monthly
SARB Prime Rate 7.00% 7.00%
SARB Private Sector Credit y/y -1.76% Apr 2021 -1.52% Monthly
Trade Last Reference Previous Frequency
Current Account R267.348 B 1 Q 2021 R197.818 B Quarterly
Current Account - GDP Ratio 5.0% 1 Q 2021 3.7% Quarterly
Trade Balance R51.243 B Apr 2021 R52.572 B Monthly
Government Last Reference Previous Frequency
Consolidated Budget Balance R-761.1 B R-330.6 B
Consolidated Budget Balance - GDP Ratio -15.7% -6.4%
Business Last Reference Previous Frequency
Absa Manufacturing PMI 57.8 May 2021 56.2 Monthly
Building Permits m/m 2.4% Apr 2021 -12.5% Monthly
Building Permits y/y 346.0% Apr 2021 4.0% Monthly
Gold Production y/y 177.9% Apr 2021 10.4% Monthly
Manufacturing Production m/m -1.2% Apr 2021 3.7% Monthly
Manufacturing Production y/y 87.9% Apr 2021 5.2% Monthly
Markit PMI 53.2 May 2021 53.7 Monthly
Mining Production m/m 0.3% Apr 2021 4.7% Monthly
Mining Production y/y 116.5% Apr 2021 22.5% Monthly
RMB/BER Business Confidence Index 50 2 Q 2021 35 Quarterly
Total New Vehicle Sales 38.337 K May 2021 35.616 K Monthly
Total New Vehicle Sales m/m 7.6% May 2021 -17.6% Monthly
Total New Vehicle Sales y/y 197.8% May 2021 6133.3% Monthly
Consumer Last Reference Previous Frequency
FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index -12 4 Q 2020 -23 Quarterly
Retail Sales m/m -0.8% Apr 2021 -4.5% Monthly
Retail Sales y/y 95.8% Apr 2021 -2.3% Monthly