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New Data: South Africa - Macroeconomic outlook
Thursday, 18 Jul 2019 10:47 ET
By Keith Golden
July 2019 -- Data Buffet now carries the official macroeconomic projections for South Africa issued by the central bank as part of its macroprudential supervision activities (nine new annual series from 2015, two new quarterly series from 2018).

This dataset is part of our cross-country central bank macroeconomic outlook project (see related article). 


  • Source document: Statement of the Monetary Policy Committee
  • Source table: QPM forecast summary table
  • Indicator types: Output gap, GDP growth rate, current account balance, CPI, exchange rates, repurchase rate
  • Units: 
    • % of GDP = percentage of GDP
    • % Y/Y = percent change year-over-year
  • Scenarios: none
  • Frequency: annual, quarterly
  • Start dates: 2015, 2017, 2018Q1
  • Forecast horizon: 2021 / two years
  • Revision frequency: Bi-monthly (January)
  • Catalog: (South Africa » Cyclical indicators » Outlook » SARB - Statement of the Monetary Policy Committee)

Series include, for example:

  JBP%ZACABUA.IZAF = Macroeconomic projection: Balance of payments - Current account balance, (% of GDP)
  JNA%ZAGDPUA.IZAF = National accounts - Gross domestic product [GDP] growth rate, (% Y/Y)
  JCP%ZACORUQ.IZAF = Consumer price index - Core, (% Y/Y, NSA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.


Related ReleaseStatement of the Monetary Policy Committee
SourceSouth African Reserve Bank (SARB)
FrequencyBi-Monthly (November)
GeographySouth Africa
Release DateReference date
18 Mar 202001 Dec 2022