South Africa
The Country's economy is reasonably diversified with key economic sectors including mining, agriculture and fisheries, vehicle manufacturing and assembly, food processing, clothing and textiles, telecommunication, energy, financial and business services, real estate, tourism, transportation, and wholesale and retail trade. It mainly exports gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery, and equipment.

Descreptive Data

Unemployment, %29.1
Ages 15-24 Population Ratio, %12.247
Population Over 65, %7.3
Net Migration Rate727026
EIU Country Risk Score42
Fitch Sovereign RatingBB+
S&P Sovereign RatingBB
Moody's Sovereign RatingBaa3
Big Mac Index2.24

Economic Data

201620172018
Ability to Pay
Real GDP YOY%0.9%1.6%1.1%
GDP Value (BLN USD)311357345
GDP per Capita (USD)530261806354
Currency Reserves ex Gold (BLN USD)434546
Reserves 1Y Chg (%)2.3%6.9%2.2%
Total External Debt (%GDP)50%53%
Total External Debt (BLN USD)156188
Budget Surplus/def (%GDP)
Inflation (Risk)
CPI (yoy %)6.3%5.3%4.6%
Trade Balance
Current Account (% of GDP)-2.8%
Exports (BLN USD)104115129
Imports (BLN USD)798899
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment (%)27%28%27%

Financial Data

201620172018
Equity & Banking Sector (Risk)
1Y Price Change (%) (JALSH Index)-0.08%17%-11%
EIU Banking Risk4141
Credit Market (Risk)
10Y Bond Spread (10Y UST)
5Y CDS
Foreign Exchange (Risk)
3 Month Deposit (%)7.9%6.9%6.8%
FX Vol - 3M Implied Vol181518
Historical 3M Volatility201517
Real Effective Exchange Rate767478
Real Rates (%)1.5%1.5%2.1%

Political Risk

201620172018
Political Risk Exposure
EIU Political Risk3131
Risk From Doing Business
Ease of Doing Business Rank727482
Starting a Business Rank125131136
Risk From Government
WGI Control Of Corruption0.05-0.01-0.02
WGI Govt Effectiveness0.30.30.3
WGI Regulatory Quality0.20.20.2
WGI Rule Of Law0.07-0.01-0.1
Deviation of South Africa's risk relative to Geo Peers
-100 = min risk100 = max risk,
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