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South Africa PESTLE Insights - A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

  • ID: 4396676
  • Country Profile
  • August 2021
  • Region: South Africa
  • 46 Pages
  • GlobalData
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  • AEL
  • African Bank
  • Caperay
  • Nedbank
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Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 25.1% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2020, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (19.9%) and wholesale, retail and hotels activities (15.1%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are estimated to grow by 5.6%, 7.2%, and 6.5%, respectively, in 2021

Due to high regional income inequality and uneven population distribution, Guateng, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape accounted for 64% of total domestic product, and were home to 55.3% of the population in 2016

The overall TOP 40 index has exhibited a rising trend over last year. As of June 18, 2021, the TOP 40 index stood at 60,308.8, compared to 49,589.1 on June 18, 2020


  • In the supplementary budget of 2020-21, the government allocated ZAR16.6bn (US$1.1bn) to the transport sector

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.
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  • AEL
  • African Bank
  • Caperay
  • Nedbank
  • Did you Know?
  • Country Highlights
  • Recovery from COVID-19 impact
  • Country snapshot
  • Political Landscape
  • Economic Landscape
  • Social Landscape
  • Technological Landscape
  • Legal Landscape
  • Environmental Landscape
  • Outlook

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: South Africa’s Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to 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: TOP 40 Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution to the Economy (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 6: FDI Liability Incurrence (2019Q1-2021Q1) and FDI Liability By Sector (2019)
Exhibit 7: FDI Liability By Country (2019) and FDI Liability By Type Of Investment (2013-2019)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators (2019)
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2020)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports (2016-2019)
Exhibit 14: Natural Pearls And Precious Stones, % of Total Exports (2019)
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (May 2020 - June 2021)
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 17: General Government Deficit (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 19: Unemployment Rate (2016-2023f)
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages (2016-2019)
Exhibit 21: Labor Cost Index (2016-2019)
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 24: Gender Split (2005, 2015, 2025)
Exhibit 25: Internet Users as a Percentage of the Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2020)
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population (2020)
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports, % of Manufactured Exports (2019)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in South Africa 2020
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perceptions Index (Rankings) (2020)
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2016-2019)
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Caperay
  • African Bank
  • Nedbank
  • AEL
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