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South Africa - Economic overview

Contents extracted from the comprehensive atlas of international trade by Export Entreprises

General economic indicators

GDP (billions USD)363402384354371
GDP (annual % change, constant prices)33323
GDP per capita7.257.977.536.857.1
General government balance-4-4-4-4-4
Inflation rate45665
Current account (billions USD)-1-14-24-21-23
Current account (annual % change)-3-3-6-6-6
Unemployment rate2525252626


Value added (annual % change)-2-2-
Value added (in % of GDP)3323-
Value added (in % of total employment)555--


Value added (annual % change)-7521-
Value added (in % of GDP)3132928-
Value added (in % of total employment)252524--


Value added (annual % change)1243-
Value added (in % of GDP)66686869-
Value added (in % of total employment)616263--

Exchange Rate

Exchange Rate87781

Foreign trade in figures

Imports of goods73.1794.23121.61127.16126.37
Exports of goods61.6880.8998.0587.2696.08
Imports of services14.3918.0219.2317.216.32
Exports of services11.6613.6214.4314.7113.64
Imports of goods and services (annual % change)-17116-
Growth rate of exports of goods and services (in %)-256-
Trade Balance5676.976.66-4.76-
Current account-11.33-
Share of foreign trade in GDP5555596-
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP2828331-
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP27272928-

Exchanged goods

FDI in figures

FDI inward flow9.0065.3651.2286.0044.572
FDI stock67.987117.434153.133134.392138.964
Performance Index*, ranking on 141 economies120/18193/181103/181108/181
Potential Index**, ranking on 141 economies72/141--34/177
Number of Greenfield investments***685766109105
FDI (in % of GFCF****)149286
FDI (in % of GDP)2541423336
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