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Country statistical profile: South Africa 2017
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Unit
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2015‌
‌2016‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
11 529
 
11 847
 
12 292
 
12 599
 
12 882
 
13 081
 
13 342
 
e 
13 229
 
e 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
11 271
 
11 594
 
11 977
 
12 258
 
12 544
 
12 731
 
..
 
..
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
0.9
 
5.0
 
4.7
 
2.5
 
3.2
 
1.9
 
..
 
..
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
-1.5
 
e 
3.0
 
3.3
 
2.2
 
2.5
 
1.7
 
1.3
 
0.3
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
-0.5
 
-0.8
 
-1.1
 
-2.1
 
-2.5
 
-2.4
 
..
 
..
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Annual growth %
-6.7
 
-3.9
 
5.7
 
3.6
 
7.6
 
-0.4
 
..
 
..
 
Economic structure: share of real value added
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Industry including energy
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Construction
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Trade, repairs, transport, accomm., food services
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Information, communication
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Finance and insurance
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Real estate
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Professional, scientific, support services
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public admin., defence, education, health, social work
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Other services (ISIC Rev.4 R - U)
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
-3.9
 
-3.1
 
-3.0
 
-3.2
 
-3.3
 
-4.1
 
..
 
..
 
General government debt
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
3.9
 
4.0
 
4.1
 
4.3
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
..
 
..
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.5
 
4.5
 
4.6
 
4.6
 
..
 
..
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
5.7
 
5.3
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
4.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Tax on personal income
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Tax on corporate profits
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
27.5
 
27.4
 
29.6
 
31.0
 
33.2
 
33.1
 
..
 
..
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
27.9
 
28.6
 
30.4
 
29.7
 
31.0
 
31.3
 
..
 
..
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
3.3
 
8.2
 
6.8
 
-4.5
 
-7.5
 
-5.9
 
-3.0
 
1.0
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
66.2
 
83.2
 
102.7
 
104.6
 
103.9
 
98.6
 
84.4
 
74.1
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
69.5
 
91.4
 
109.5
 
100.2
 
96.4
 
92.6
 
81.4
 
75.1
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-2.1
 
-3.5
 
-3.4
 
-1.3
 
-1.2
 
-0.2
 
-0.5
 
-0.6
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
15.2
 
19.5
 
20.8
 
18.9
 
18.0
 
17.0
 
15.5
 
14.9
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
13.1
 
16.0
 
17.4
 
17.6
 
16.8
 
16.8
 
15.0
 
14.3
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
-2.7
 
-1.5
 
-2.2
 
-5.1
 
-5.9
 
-5.3
 
-4.4
 
-3.3
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
70 190
 
83 248
 
97 051
 
111 779
 
128 681
 
146 023
 
154 683
 
..
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
138 751
 
179 564
 
159 391
 
163 509
 
152 123
 
138 904
 
126 755
 
..
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
8 614
 
4 015
 
3 785
 
4 403
 
8 296
 
5 772
 
1 729
 
2 270
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
1 322
 
-84
 
-229
 
2 886
 
6 646
 
7 671
 
5 744
 
3 382
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
7.3
 
4.1
 
5.0
 
5.7
 
5.8
 
6.1
 
4.5
 
6.6
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
7.9
 
4.1
 
3.7
 
4.8
 
5.1
 
5.6
 
5.6
 
5.7
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
9.3
 
1.2
 
7.1
 
7.2
 
5.7
 
8.0
 
5.0
 
11.7
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
-8.4
 
14.2
 
19.6
 
14.8
 
9.1
 
7.2
 
-3.5
 
4.8
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
0.7
 
1.9
 
5.7
 
6.5
 
6.0
 
7.4
 
3.6
 
7.1
 
Long-term interest rates
%
8.70
 
8.62
 
8.52
 
7.90
 
7.72
 
8.25
 
8.17
 
9.02
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
AUD per USD
4.35
 
4.57
 
4.77
 
4.95
 
5.16
 
5.37
 
5.52
 
5.85
 
Exchange rates
AUD per USD
8.47
 
7.32
 
7.26
 
8.21
 
9.66
 
10.85
 
12.76
 
14.71
 
Indices of price levels
OECD=100
50
 
61
 
63
 
59
 
54
 
51
 
49
 
45
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
144.0
 
141.8
 
141.3
 
139.3
 
139.7
 
147.0
 
..
 
..
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.25
 
0.24
 
0.23
 
0.22
 
0.22
 
0.22
 
..
 
..
 
Renewable energy
Ktoe
14 556.5
 
14 836.4
 
15 055.7
 
15 218.1
 
15 478.8
 
15 880.5
 
..
 
..
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Households with access to computers
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Households with access to internet
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstactions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
National fish landings in domestic ports
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
National fish landings in foreign ports
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
399
 
407
 
395
 
408
 
423
 
437
 
..
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
13
 
13
 
..
 
..
 
14
 
15
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: primary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
2 366
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: secondary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
2 513
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
14.5
 
12.8
 
12.7
 
12.3
 
12.5
 
12.3
 
13.3
 
12.3
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
59.1
 
56.8
 
56.7
 
57.3
 
57.7
 
57.5
 
58.3
 
57.5
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
40.1
 
37.9
 
38.7
 
38.6
 
39.2
 
40.6
 
40.0
 
39.5
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
8.1
 
7.7
 
7.4
 
7.7
 
8.3
 
8.0
 
8.8
 
9.0
 
Self-employment rate: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Self-employment rate: male employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Self-employment rate: female employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total labour force
%
23.7
 
24.9
 
24.8
 
24.9
 
24.7
 
25.1
 
25.4
 
26.7
 
Unemployment rate: male labour force
%
22.1
 
23.0
 
22.7
 
23.0
 
23.1
 
23.3
 
23.4
 
24.8
 
Unemployment rate: female labour force
%
25.7
 
27.2
 
27.4
 
27.2
 
26.7
 
27.2
 
27.7
 
29.2
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
50.1
 
56.7
 
59.7
 
58.5
 
57.8
 
57.8
 
57.0
 
58.8
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
13.1
 
15.9
 
7.1
 
6.3
 
5.7
 
4.7
 
..
 
..
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
Mln USD
4 878
 
4 433
 
4 558
 
4 643
 
4 709
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
1.6
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
50 055
 
50 792
 
51 554
 
52 341
 
53 158
 
54 002
 
..
 
..
 
Population growth rates
%
1.4
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
1.6
 
1.6
 
..
 
..
 
Total fertitity rates
Children
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.3
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
53.5
 
54.4
 
55.3
 
56.1
 
56.7
 
57.2
 
57.4
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
52.0
 
52.7
 
53.5
 
54.2
 
54.7
 
55.2
 
55.5
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
55.1
 
56.1
 
57.2
 
58.1
 
58.8
 
59.3
 
59.5
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
41.1
 
38.2
 
37.1
 
36.8
 
35.3
 
34.4
 
33.6
 
..
 
Overweight or obese, % of population aged 15 and over
Measured
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Suicide Rates
Per 100 000 persons
0.8
 
0.9
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
..
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Road Fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
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