Based on data released by Statistics South Africa, private sector-financed building activity in the South African market for new housing continued to show divergent trends in the first four months of 2019, which might be related to lags in reporting.

Much in line with developments in 2018, private sector-financed building activity (see explanatory note) in the South African market for new housing showed divergent trends in early 2019, based on data released by Statistics South Africa.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 22:17

GDP grows by 1.4% in the fourth quarter

South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) soared by 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday.

Private sector-financed building activity (see explanatory note) in the South African market for new housing remained subdued in the first eleven months of 2018, based on data released by Statistics South Africa.

Residential building activity in the planning phase improved, with the construction phase contracting in the first four months of 2018.

South Africa’s economy grew by 3.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 ending the year on a strong footing, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday.

Levels of building activity in the South African market for new private sector-financed housing (see explanatory notes) contracted on a year-on-year basis in both the planning and construction phases in the first half of 2017, based on data released by Statistics South Africa.  

The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.75%.

South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa’s Joe de Beer said on Tuesday.

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) Deputy Director-General Joe de Beer says the country’s headline figure, the real gross domestic product (GDP), grew by 3.3% in the second quarter of 2016.

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