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0.05% growth in the fourth quarter of 2018

Johannesburg, February 15, 2019 – In the fourth quarter of 2018, the South Africa technical consumer goods (TCG) market grew by 0.05 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2017. Telecommunications, the biggest contributor to the South Af-rican market, grew by 7.2%. Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) saw 7.4% growth, and Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) saw an 11.9% growth.

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South Africa Q4 2018
Q1 2018 M. ZAR Q2 2018 M. ZAR Q3 2018 M. ZAR Q4 2018 M. ZAR Q4 2018 / Q4 2017 / +/- % Q1-Q4 2018 M. ZAR Q1-Q4 2018 / Q1-Q4 2017 +/- %
Consumer Electronics (CE) 1,676 1,858 1,871 2,703 4.4% 8,107 4.8%
Photography (PH) 201 205 150 188 -31.6% 745 -13.9%
Major Domestic Appliances (MDA) 3,066 3,048 3,251 4,541 7.4% 13,906 3.5%
Small Domestic Appliances (SDA) 846 950 999 1,187 11.9% 3,982 13.8%
Information Technology (IT) 2,373 1,977 1,874 1,885 -9.1% 8,109 -2.0%
Telecommunications (TC) 9,083 8,866 9,180 10,715 7.2% 37,844 13.2%
Office Equipment & Consumables (OE) 521 484 493 498 6.5% 1,994 -2.3%
GfK TEMAX ® South Africa 17,766 17,388 17,817 21,716 5.0% 74,686 7.8%

Economic data 2017

South Africa
  • 1.3
    GDP growth in %
  • 6,180
    GDP per capita in USD
  • 27.7
    Unemployment rate in %
  • 5.3
    Inflation rate, avg. consumer prices in %
  • 16,923,311
    Number of households
  • N/A
    Purchasing power per household in EUR
Data for GDP, unemployment and inflation rate by World Bank, IMF, ILO, National statistics portals; Data for number of households and purchasing power by GfK GeoMarketing; Updated: 5 May 2018
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