South Africa - Retail Sales

South Africa: Retail Sales

Mnemonic WRT.IZAF
Unit Mil. 2015 ZAR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 1.87 %
Data Mar 2022 78,739
Feb 2022 77,295

Series Information

Source Statistics South Africa (Statistics SA)
Release Retail Sales
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2002
End Date 3/31/2022

South Africa: Consumer

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Real Retail Sales Mar 2022 63.95 64.12 Index, SA Monthly
Retail Sales Mar 2022 78,739 77,295 Mil. 2015 ZAR, NSA Monthly
Personal Income 2015 138,168 Rand, Nominal, NSA Annual

Release Information

Monthly statistics on retail sales are done for South Africa by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). Retail Sales Indices show the development of sales revenues. The volume of sales describes the value of turnover represented. The index is considered a quality index. 

Publication P6242.1 "Retail trade sales"

Geo coverage is the nation

"Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) conducts a monthly survey of the retail trade industry, covering retail enterprises. This survey is based on a sample drawn from Stats SA's 2017 business sampling frame (BSF) that contains businesses registered for value added tax (VAT).

In order to improve timeliness, some information for the latest month had to be estimated due to late response. These estimates will be revised in future statistical releases as soon as information becomes available. Published retail trade sales estimates include value added tax (VAT)."

Data are subject to revisions.