South Africa’s macroeconomic variables create an exciting and often challenging environment for the big retailers – from a volatile exchange rate to worrying employment figures.

In this section we provide up-to-date numbers on all the variables that count – and some commentary on how they impact on the trade.

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ECONOMIC GROWTH

EXCHANGE RATES

INPUT PRICES
(PPT - 536KB)
Updated: Monthly Updated: Monthly Updated: Monthly

INFLATION

INTEREST RATES

EMPLOYMENT

Updated: Monthly Updated: Monthly Updated: Monthly

HOUSEHOLD DEBT
(PPT - 197KB)
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
(PPT - 319KB)
RETAIL SALES
(PPT - 231KB)
Updated: Monthly Updated: Monthly Updated: Monthly

 

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