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South African Economic Report | Updated Monthly

Your invaluable economic insight and benchmarking tool

The South African Economic ‘State of the Nation’ Report provides clear, easy-to-read insight into the latest South African economic data, how it affects your business and the consumer in the FMCG retail sector.
The complexities of the economic trading context are vast, and at times, confusing, with language that seems to lock ‘non-economists’ out. Understanding the movements in key indicators and their effect on consumers and retailers alike is key to contextualising how well you are doing in a constantly changing environment.

Why Invest In This Intel

  • Understand the impact of changes in key economic indicators on the retail industry
  • Benchmark your business performance against the economic trading context
  • Identify challenges and opportunities: from the performance of the economy to the impact of raw material prices and consumer confidence
  • Apply the insights to inform your short to medium-term business planning

Who Will Use This Report

Country/portfolio managers, commercial managers and retailers

Click to download a snapshot of the latest SA key economic indicators

South African Economic Indicators snapshot image

Content Framework 

All indicators are trended, with commentary and insight into key impacting factors:

  • GDP growth
  • Exports, imports and trade balance for total and for prepared foodstuffs 
  • Exchange rate
  • Input prices of fuel, grains, oilseed, beef and poultry
  • Price inflation – CPI and PPI 
  • Interest rates
  • Employment rate
  • Household debt
  • Consumer and business confidence
  • Retail trade sales 
  • Wholesale trade sale

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