Selected indicators for South Africa

Population

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

54.0 million

Growth rate: 1.6%

Income inequality

Income inequality, 0 = complete equality; 1 = complete inequality, latest available year

CO2 emissions

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

7.8 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2017
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2019

13 545 US$ per capita

Projected growth rate: 2.2%

Unemployment

Unemployment rate, % of labour force, 1997-2017

27.4 % of labour force

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Country profile of South Africa

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Crop productionIndicator 4.14 Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2026
South Africa
Tonnes/hectare
Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2007-2026
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Meat consumptionIndicator 11.1 Beef and veal
Kilograms/capita
2026
South Africa
Kilograms/capita
Beef and veal
Kilograms/capita
2007-2026
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 99.70 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Jul-2018
South Africa
Long-term average = 100
FDI stocksIndicator 59.4 Outward
% of GDP
2016
South Africa
% of GDP
Outward
% of GDP
2005-2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Outward
% of GDP
2017
OECD - Total (black)
Inflation (CPI)Indicator 5.0 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
Jul-2018
South Africa
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
Dec-2016-Jul-2018
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
Aug-2018
Net national incomeIndicator 11 304 Total
US dollars/capita
2017
South Africa
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1998-2017
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 29.8 Exports
% of GDP
2017
South Africa
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
1998-2017
South Africa (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2017
South Africa (red)

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator 12.3 15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2017
South Africa
% in same age group
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2017
South Africa (red), OECD - Average (black)

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 105.5 Total
Thousand toe
2016
South Africa
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1997-2016
South Africa (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2016
South Africa (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.21 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2015
South Africa
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1997-2015
South Africa (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2016
South Africa (red)
Renewable energyIndicator 16 346.8 Total
Thousand toe
2015
South Africa
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1997-2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Thousand toe
2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 7.8 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2015
South Africa
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1996-2015
South Africa (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2015
South Africa (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 119.86 Total
2015=100
Jul-2018
South Africa
2015=100
Total
2015=100
Dec-2016-Jul-2018
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2015=100
Jun-2018
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Insurance spendingIndicator 14.0 Total
% of GDP
2016
South Africa
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2010-2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2016
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 9.3 Total
% per annum
Aug-2018
South Africa
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Jan-2017-Aug-2018
South Africa (red)
Total
% per annum
Jul-2018
South Africa (red)
Pension funds' assetsIndicator 146 148.2 Total
Million US dollars
2015
South Africa
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2001-2015
South Africa (red)
Total
Million US dollars
2016
Short-term interest ratesIndicator 7.1 Total
% per annum
Aug-2018
South Africa
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Jan-2017-Aug-2018
South Africa (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Aug-2018
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
2016
Length of hospital stayIndicator
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 55.5 Men
Years
2015
South Africa
Years
Men
Years
1996-2015
South Africa (red)
Men
Years
2016

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 0.8 Total
% of GDP
2015
South Africa
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1995-2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2016
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 25.5 Total
Number
2015
South Africa
Number
Total
Number
1996-2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2015
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Employment rateIndicator 43.5 Total
% of working age population
Q1-2018
South Africa
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q2-2013-Q1-2018
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q1-2018
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 60.4 Total
% of unemployed
2017
South Africa
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
2001-2017
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2017
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Part-time employment rateIndicator 9.0 Total
% of employment
2017
South Africa
% of employment
Total
% of employment
2008-2017
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of employment
2017
South Africa (red), OECD - Total (black)

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Elderly populationIndicator
Fertility ratesIndicator 2.50 Total
Children/woman
2016
South Africa
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
1997-2016
South Africa (red)
Total
Children/woman
2016
South Africa (red)
Young populationIndicator

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