Indicators of economy in South Africa

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2018 was at about 11.072 US Dollar per capita. The GDP in South Africa reached 6.374 US Dollar per capita. The gross national product has been at 5.750 US Dollar per capita.

Inflation in South Africa was in 2019 at around 4.12%. For the the EU, the average of the same was year at 1.63%.

Compared to Germany, the prices for convenience goods are approximately 34.30% lower.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 44 and is compared to other countries bad.


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Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2019

Unemployment rates South Africa

Economic performance 2018

 South Africa
Total
South Africa
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP368.29 bn USD6,374.03 USD15,912.78 tn USD31,004.16 USD
Gross national product332.32 bn USD5,751.47 USD15,400.52 tn USD30,006.07 USD


10 of the 2000 largest listed companies in the world originate from South Africa. This is determined annually in the "Forbes Global 2000" list. The 10 largest companies in the country were in 2020:

Rank 536: FirstRand (Johannesburg)
Rank 544: Standard Bank Group (Johannesburg)
Rank 563: Naspers (Cape Town)
Rank 791: Absa Group (Johannesburg)
Rank 864: Old Mutual (Cape Town)
Rank 890: Sanlam (Bellville)
Rank 911: Nedbank (Sandton)
Rank 1185: MTN Group (Roodepoort)
Rank 1264: Sasol (Johannesburg)
Rank 1755: Momentum Metropolitan Holdings (Centurion)

Development of the Gross domestic product in billion US Dollar 1979 - 2018


GDP South Africa
Development of inflation
Corruption in South Africa
Cost of living in a global comparison

Im- and Exports 2018

 South Africa
Total
South Africa
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Exports110.07 bn USD1,904.97 USD8,712.92 bn USD16,976.10 USD
Imports108.91 bn USD1,884.92 USD8,121.06 bn USD15,822.93 USD


Development of imports and exports in billion US dollars 1979 - 2018


Exports
Imports