Wednesday, 08 March 2017 09:38

GDP contracts in fourth quarter Stats SA

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

South Africans can expect growth of 1.3% in 2017, which is expected to improve moderately to over 2% in the medium term, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

International real estate advisor Savills has today (14 February 2017) announced that its existing associates in South Africa, Pam Golding Properties and 5th Avenue Africa, have joined forces to create a new venture.

While economic growth is expected to be mildly better in 2017, this is not yet expected to be enough to turn Real Household Disposable Income growth positive on a per capital basis.

Retail Sales growth tends to be more cyclical than overall economic growth, outperforming the latter in good times, but often underperforming economic growth in tougher times.

South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa’s Joe de Beer said on Tuesday.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 01:08

National Treasury revises growth down to 0.5%

South Africa’s economy has been revised down to grow at a rate of 0.5% in 2016, National Treasury said on Wednesday.

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says National Treasury will take a measured consolidation approach in order to create conditions that will set the country on a path of rapid economic growth.

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Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Deputy Director-General Joe de Beer says the country’s headline figure, the real gross domestic product (GDP), grew by 3.3% in the second quarter of 2016.

Gross Domestic Product for the 2nd Quarter of 2016 showed some mild improvement, returning to positive growth after a 1st Quarter contraction.

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