Selected indicators for South Africa

Population

Population, Million persons, 1994-2014
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2014

54.0 million

Growth rate: 1.6%

CO2 emissions

Air and GHG emissions, Carbon dioxide (CO2), latest available year

8.1 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2015
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2018

Projected growth rate: 1.7%

Unemployment

Unemployment rate, % of labour force, 1995-2015

25.4 % of labour force

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Country profile of South Africa

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Crop productionIndicator 4.67 Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2025
South Africa
Tonnes/hectare
Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2021-2025
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2025
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Meat consumptionIndicator 10.8 Beef and veal
Kilograms/capita
2025
South Africa
Kilograms/capita
Beef and veal
Kilograms/capita
2021-2025
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Beef and veal
Kilograms/capita
2025
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 99.59 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Dec-2016
South Africa
Long-term average = 100
FDI stocksIndicator 39.9 Outward
% of GDP
2015
South Africa
% of GDP
Outward
% of GDP
2006-2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Outward
% of GDP
2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Inflation (CPI)Indicator 6.8 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
Jan-2017
South Africa
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
Jun-2015-Jan-2017
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
Dec-2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Net national incomeIndicator 10 932 Total
US dollars/capita
2014
South Africa
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1995-2014
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 31.3 Exports
% of GDP
2014
South Africa
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
2005-2014
South Africa (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2015

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 82.3 Total
Thousand toe
2015
South Africa
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1996-2015
South Africa (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2015
South Africa (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.22 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2014
South Africa
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1996-2014
South Africa (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2015
South Africa (red)
Renewable energyIndicator 15 880.5 Total
Thousand toe
2014
South Africa
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1996-2014
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Thousand toe
2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 8.1 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2014
South Africa
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1995-2014
South Africa (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2014
South Africa (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 156.92 Total
2010=100
Dec-2016
South Africa
2010=100
Total
2010=100
May-2015-Dec-2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2010=100
Dec-2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Insurance spendingIndicator 14.7 Total
% of GDP
2015
South Africa
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2010-2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 8.8 Total
% per annum
Jan-2017
South Africa
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Jun-2015-Jan-2017
South Africa (red)
Total
% per annum
Jan-2017
South Africa (red)
Pension funds' assetsIndicator 179 963.2 Total
Million US dollars
2014
South Africa
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2001-2014
South Africa (red)
Total
Million US dollars
2015
Short-term interest ratesIndicator 7.5 Total
% per annum
Jan-2017
South Africa
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Jun-2015-Jan-2017
South Africa (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Jan-2017
South Africa (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government revenueIndicator
General government spendingIndicator
Government reservesIndicator 30 695.2 Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
South Africa
SDR millions
Total
SDR millions
Q1-2010-Q4-2014
South Africa (red)
Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
South Africa (red)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Hospital bedsIndicator 2.3 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2010
South Africa
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
1998-2010
South Africa (red)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2014
Length of hospital stayIndicator
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 55.2 Men
Years
2014
South Africa
Years
Men
Years
2008-2014
South Africa (red)
Men
Years
2014
South Africa (red)

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 0.7 Total
% of GDP
2013
South Africa
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1993-2013
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2015
OECD - Total (black)
ICT goods exportsIndicator 904.0 Total
Million US dollars
2012
South Africa
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2000-2012
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2012
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 43.6 Total
Number
2013
South Africa
Number
Total
Number
1994-2013
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2013
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Employment rateIndicator 43.1 Total
% of working age population
Q3-2016
South Africa
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q4-2011-Q3-2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q3-2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 57.0 Total
% of unemployed
2015
South Africa
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
2001-2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Part-time employment rateIndicator 8.8 Total
% of employment
2015
South Africa
% of employment
Total
% of employment
2008-2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of employment
2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Elderly populationIndicator
Fertility ratesIndicator 2.39 Total
Children/woman
2013
South Africa
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
1994-2013
South Africa (red)
Total
Children/woman
2014
Young populationIndicator

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