COUNTRY PROFILE

COUNTRY
THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
REGION
SOUTHERN AFRICA
CAPITAL CITY
PRETORIA
POPULATION
54.0 MIL
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
ISIZULU, ISIXOSA, AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH AND SEPEDI
CURRENCY
SOUTH AFRICA RAND (ZAR)


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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

GDP
350
BILLION US$
GDP (PER CAPITA)
6086
US$
GDP GROWTH
0.7%
INFLATION CONSUMER PRICES
4.8%
CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE
-19.1
BILLION US$
UNEMPLOYMENT
26%
LENDING INTEREST RATE
6.25%
EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
31.3%
OF GDP
IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
33.1%
OF GDP
TAX REVENUE
25.9%
OF GDP

POLITICAL STRUCTURE

HEAD OF STATE

JACOB GEDLEYIHLEKISA ZUMA

EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2019

LEGISLATIVE STRUCTURE

BICAMERAL LEGISLATIVE

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2019

GDP PROFILE

AGRICULTURE
2.5%
INDUSTRY
29.5%
SERVICES
68%

EXPORTS

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
12.5%
FUELS & MINING PRODUCTS
34.8%
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
46.5%

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANKING

2015

2014

STARTING A BUSINESS

61

55

DEALING WITH CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

32

32

REGISTERING PROPERTY

97

92

2015

2014

PROTECTING INVESTORS

17

16

PAYING TAXES

19

18

ENFORCING CONTRACTS

46

46

ADDITIONAL INSIGHT

STOCK EXCHANGE CAPITALIZATION

US $ 612.3 BILLION

NET OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

US $ 1.06 BILLION

URBAN POPULATION (% OF TOTAL)

62%

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

US $ 4.6 BILLION

INTERNET PENETRATION RATE

41%

MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIPTION RATE

131%

TOTAL OIL PRODUCTION

180620 BPD

GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX

111 * 1 IS MOST TERRORISM. 116 IS LEAST

MO IBRAHIM GOOD GOVERNANCE RATING

5 * 1 IS BEST GOVERNANCE. 52 IS WORST GOVERNANCE

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SOURCES
TRADING ECONOMICS INDICATORS
CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE
WORLD BANK DOING BUSINESS 2015
WORLD BANK 2013/2014
WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION TRADE REPORTS