Real Estate in South Africa industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the South Africa real estate market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.
The real estate industry looks at renting and leasing residential properties. The industry is valued using the total revenues generated by landlords via the leasing and renting of private and council properties. Values are calculated using the average annual rent multiplied by the number of rented properties. Volume includes number of houses/properties rented out (vacant properties excluded). Leading companies relate to companies that are involved in residential property rental and development business. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant annual average 2016 exchange rates.
The South African real estate industry had total revenues of $20.7bn in 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% between 2012 and 2016.
Industry consumption volume increased with a CAGR of 4.4% between 2012-2016, to reach a total of 3.7 million housing units in 2016.
Rent prices in South Africa have increased in recent years but below inflation which means that they have declined in real terms. Accordingly, high interest rates have urged individuals that increasingly migrate to urban areas to rent properties rather than buying as mortgage-lending is tight.
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