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2014 Country statistical profile: South Africa 2014/1

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2014

Country statistical profile: South Africa 2014
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Unit
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
9 520
 
10 236
 
10 958
 
11 441
 
11 231
 
11 642
 
12 144
 
..
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
9 329
 
10 034
 
10 584
 
11 066
 
10 981
 
11 411
 
11 868
 
..
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
5.0
 
6.9
 
5.2
 
0.6
 
1.6
 
5.5
 
5.7
 
4.4
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
5.3
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
3.6
 
-1.5
 
3.1
 
3.6
 
2.5
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
0.1
 
-0.8
 
-1.2
 
-1.2
 
-0.7
 
-0.6
 
-0.3
 
0.0
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
11.0
 
12.1
 
14.0
 
13.0
 
-4.3
 
-2.1
 
4.2
 
4.4
 
Economic structure: share of real value added
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing
%
2.7
 
2.9
 
3.0
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
Industry
%
28.4
 
28.2
 
28.1
 
28.8
 
27.0
 
26.3
 
26.0
 
24.7
 
Trade, transport, accomm., restaurants, communication
%
23.9
 
23.5
 
22.5
 
22.7
 
22.8
 
24.1
 
24.7
 
25.3
 
Finance, insurance, real estate, business
%
21.1
 
21.6
 
22.6
 
21.6
 
21.3
 
20.9
 
20.8
 
21.2
 
Other services (ISIC Rev.4 O - U)
%
21.2
 
20.9
 
20.6
 
20.3
 
22.0
 
22.3
 
22.3
 
22.6
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
-2.0
 
-1.4
 
-0.6
 
-1.4
 
-5.2
 
-4.8
 
-4.5
 
-5.9
 
General government debt
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.5
 
..
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
5.1
 
..
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
8.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
4.6
 
6.2
 
5.7
 
5.3
 
3.9
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes on income and 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
27.9
 
32.5
 
34.2
 
38.9
 
28.2
 
27.7
 
30.2
 
31.8
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
27.4
 
30.0
 
31.5
 
35.9
 
27.3
 
28.4
 
30.6
 
29.9
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
-8.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
-8.7
 
..
 
-14.9
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
55.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
80.1
 
..
 
101.6
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
47.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
71.5
 
..
 
86.7
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-0.8
 
-2.0
 
-2.7
 
-4.2
 
-2.8
 
-4.5
 
-4.8
 
..
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
12.1
 
14.2
 
16.5
 
17.0
 
14.8
 
18.5
 
19.7
 
..
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
11.3
 
12.2
 
13.8
 
12.8
 
12.0
 
14.0
 
14.8
 
..
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
-3.5
 
-5.3
 
-7.0
 
-7.2
 
-4.1
 
-2.9
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
89 453
 
78 473
 
..
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
78 986
 
106 928
 
131 832
 
83 649
 
138 751
 
179 564
 
159 391
 
163 509
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
6 647
 
-527
 
5 695
 
9 007
 
5 696
 
1 228
 
4 347
 
4 559
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
930
 
6 063
 
2 966
 
-3 134
 
1 151
 
-76
 
2 785
 
2 988
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
2.1
 
3.2
 
6.2
 
10.0
 
7.2
 
4.1
 
5.0
 
5.7
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
1.7
 
2.4
 
5.3
 
8.0
 
7.6
 
4.2
 
3.7
 
4.8
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
1.7
 
6.0
 
10.0
 
15.5
 
9.4
 
1.2
 
7.1
 
7.2
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
11.5
 
10.2
 
8.8
 
28.1
 
-6.4
 
14.6
 
19.4
 
14.6
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
3.7
 
6.4
 
9.8
 
15.2
 
0.7
 
1.9
 
5.7
 
6.6
 
Long-term interest rates
%
8.07
 
7.94
 
7.99
 
9.10
 
8.70
 
8.62
 
8.52
 
7.90
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
ZAR per USD
3.50
 
3.62
 
3.81
 
4.03
 
4.33
 
4.59
 
4.77
 
4.95
 
Exchange rates
ZAR per USD
6.36
 
6.77
 
7.05
 
8.26
 
8.47
 
7.32
 
7.26
 
8.21
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
54
 
54
 
52
 
46
 
50
 
61
 
63
 
59
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
128.2
 
127.3
 
136.6
 
146.8
 
142.8
 
142.3
 
141.4
 
..
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.32
 
0.30
 
0.30
 
0.31
 
0.31
 
0.30
 
0.29
 
..
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
10.7
 
11.0
 
10.2
 
9.7
 
10.1
 
10.3
 
10.5
 
..
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exports of ICT goods
Mln USD
587
 
745
 
846
 
805
 
677
 
695
 
762
 
904
 
ICT related occupations: business sector employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
1 372
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
329
 
330
 
355
 
383
 
364
 
371
 
368
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: primary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: secondary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
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
%
15.0
 
16.0
 
15.7
 
16.7
 
14.5
 
12.8
 
12.7
 
12.3
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
59.3
 
61.1
 
60.6
 
61.3
 
59.1
 
56.8
 
56.7
 
57.3
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
42.2
 
43.6
 
42.2
 
41.5
 
40.1
 
37.9
 
38.7
 
38.6
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
8.4
 
9.1
 
8.0
 
7.9
 
8.1
 
7.7
 
7.4
 
7.7
 
Self-employment rate: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, men: male employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, women: female employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total labour force
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
22.9
 
..
 
..
 
24.9
 
25.1
 
Unemployment rate, men: male labour force
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
20.0
 
..
 
..
 
22.4
 
22.9
 
Unemployment rate, women: female labour force
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
26.3
 
..
 
..
 
27.9
 
27.8
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
63.7
 
59.5
 
57.7
 
50.2
 
50.1
 
56.7
 
59.7
 
58.5
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
Mln USD
4 045
 
4 433
 
4 624
 
4 837
 
4 445
 
3 991
 
4 133
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
48 235
 
48 919
 
49 603
 
50 267
 
50 890
 
51 452
 
51 949
 
52 386
 
Population growth rates
%
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
1.1
 
1.0
 
0.8
 
Total fertility rates
Children
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
30.8
 
30.6
 
30.3
 
30.1
 
29.9
 
29.7
 
29.7
 
29.6
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
4.4
 
4.6
 
4.7
 
4.9
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
51.6
 
51.6
 
52.0
 
52.7
 
53.5
 
54.4
 
55.3
 
56.1
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
50.3
 
50.4
 
50.7
 
51.3
 
52.0
 
52.7
 
53.5
 
54.2
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
52.9
 
52.9
 
53.3
 
54.1
 
55.1
 
56.1
 
57.2
 
58.1
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
51.0
 
49.5
 
46.7
 
45.3
 
39.8
 
35.0
 
34.2
 
33.3
 
Obesity rate ages 15 and over
% of population
..
 
16.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
1.2
 
1.3
 
1.0
 
1.1
 
0.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Last updated: 8 September 2014; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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Source: OECD Factbook statistics. For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2014 (DOI: 10.1787/factbook-2014-en)
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