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PESTLE Insights: South Africa - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: South Africa - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Due to higher regional income inequality and uneven population distribution, top three provinces (Guateng, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape) account for 64% of the total domestic product and 55% of the total population, as per the latest available data.


Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 24.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (20.3%) and wholesale, retail and hotels activities (15.3%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 6.7%, 7.2% and 7.3%, respectively, in 2018.Scope

  • The overall FTSE/JSE All Share (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) index exhibits an upward trend over the last one year. As of August 6, 2018, FTSE/JSE index stood at 56,861.2, compared to 56,163.6 on August 7th, 2017
  • Finance, real estate and business services attracted most of the investment in 2016
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa has aimed to attract US$100 mn worth of investment over the next five years.
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

List of Exhibits
Did You Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: South Africa’s Performance in terms of the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to the Middle East and Africa and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index
Exhibit 4: FTSE/JSE All Share Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows and Outflows, 2014-2017
Exhibit 7: Net FDI Inflows by Sector (2016)
Exhibit 8: FDI Inflows Share by Region (2016)
Exhibit 9: FDI Inflows by Type of Investment (2010-2016)
Exhibit 10: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 11: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 12: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 13: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 14: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 15: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2017
Exhibit 16: Pearls, Precious Stones and Metals, % of Total Exports, 2017
Exhibit 17: Interest Rates
Exhibit 18: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 19: Public Finance
Exhibit 20: General Government Debt
Exhibit 21: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 22: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 23: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 24: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population
Exhibit 25: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 26: Gender Split
Exhibit 27: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 28: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 29: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports), 2016
Exhibit 30: Doing Business in South Africa 2018
Exhibit 31: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017
Exhibit 32: CO2 Emissions

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