This 14th edition analyses regional development and spatial inclusion challenges faced. The annual african economic outlook aeo monitors the continents state of affairs. African economic outlook 2015 ecas contribution to the world economic and situation prospects 2015 wesp 2015 link meeting. In 20, africa grew by about 4%, on average, compared. East and west african growth moderates while north africa recovers 4 source.
External factors included lower commodity prices, a slowdown in major trading partners, and tightening borrowing conditions. The east african community eac countries economic growth performance during the past decade has been impressive. Its economic forecast, said the national treasury, incorporated the outlook for 15 major trading partners, as presented in the october 2016. Aug 08, 2017 the african economic outlook aeo 2017 which was published on monday 22 may 2017 by the african development bank indicates that rwanda recorded the most progress in africa in the fight against poverty since 2005, followed by ghana and liberia. African economic outlook 2018 african development bank. World bank slashes south africas economic growth outlook. The african development bank is launching the 2018 edition of its yearly flagship report, the african economic outlook aeo, on wednesday, january 17.
Also provided are the latest forecasts of real gdp for south africa from the imf and world bank. Economic outlook no 95 may 2014 longterm baseline projections. Growths fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. African countries, taking into account the specific economic circumstances and the productive structures of national economies.
Risks to the economic growth outlook are to the downside recently weaker data from europe and china highlighted the downside risks to global growth, as have the downward revisions for 2014 and 2015 global gdp projections by the imf, the oecd and world bank. It is vital that government and other stakeholders work together to arrest the decline in confidence before it gets worse. The south african macroeconomic backdrop rising price pressures against the backdrop of subdued economic growth and high consumer indebtedness a difficult business environment orapidly rising costs of production othe labour market has been stable in 2015, but 2016 likely to be tougher ouneasiness about policy direction increased after 9. The african economic outlook aeo celebrates its 15th edition this year. African economic outlook 2016 algeria angola benin botswana burkina faso burundi cabo verde cameroon central african republic chad comoros congo congo, dem.
African economic outlook 2018 india environment portal. Africas economic outlook for 2015 how we made it in africa. The report, which forecasts the outlook for subsaharan africa in. Jan 07, 2015 looking into 2015, south african businesses are confident about their own growth prospects. The report is published by the oecd development centre, the african development bank, the united nations development programme. The majority of south african businesses expect their turnover to grow by around 5% in 2015. Weaker global growth prospects and slower growth in key emerging markets introduce a degree of uncertainty into the forecast, with volatility expected in capital markets and exchange rates. Real economic growth is only projected to breach the 3% level by 2020, averaging 2.
This is one of the key highlights in the 2018 african economic outlook, released by the african development bank afdb. The big five economies of algeria, egypt, morocco, nigeria, and south africa. A combination of external and domestic factors was responsible for the slowdown. For the first time in a decade, investment accounted for more than half the continents growth, with private consumption accounting for less than. The more than 180 pages indepth report provides shorttomedium term forecasts on the evolution of key macroeconomic. The african economic outlook 2015 analyses africas growing role in the world economy and predicts the continents twoyear prospects in.
Nigeria, the continents top oil producer which overtook south africa as the largest economy in 2014, may experience one of the most accelerated growths, forecasted. Countries should better leverage public funds and infrastructure investments, while encouraging private sector participation. Elsewhere in the region, activity was weak among oil producers in the central african economic and. In 2017, global growth is forecast to improve to 3.
The statistic depicts south africas real gross domestic product gdp growth rate from 2014 to 2018, with projections up until 2024. A new economic report by focuseconomics paints a bleak picture for the south african economy in 2016 and 2017. Nine years ago, when the african economic outlook project began, the world was in the midst of what seemed to be a robust growth path. South africa, guy blaise nkamleu and frederick mugisha south. The african economic outlook aeo 2017 which was published on monday 22 may 2017 by the african development bank indicates that rwanda recorded the most progress in africa in the fight against poverty since 2005, followed by ghana and liberia. Annual economic reports south african reserve bank. How solid is economic growth in the east african community. Fulltime employment decreased by 26 000 to 9 103 000, and part. Oilexporting countries like angola and nigeria will be hammered, while south africas recession will deepen. Cbn, pwc analysis we expect only one rate cut in 2018 which would likely be capped at 200bps. Jan 17, 2016 a new economic report by focuseconomics paints a bleak picture for the south african economy in 2016 and 2017. South african economic outlook 201415 28 jan 2014 after slowing to 2. Kouassi rene nguettia director economic affairs, commission of the african union 2.
Innovative financing for infrastructure development african union commission small conference 2 january 26th 2018 from 2. South africa economy gdp, inflation, cpi and interest rate. Top 20 african countries by dimensions of human development, 2015. However, not all areas of south africa s economy performed poorly in 2019. Africa is estimated to have had 226 million youth in 2015, a. According to sizwe nxedlana, fnb chief economist, the outlook for 20 is positive despite a revised gdp growth from 3 percent to. The outlook for the south african economy over the medium term is not very inspiring, despite some improvement from 2017 onwards. Dec 10, 2019 the outlook for the south african economy over the medium term is not very inspiring, despite some improvement from 2017 onwards.
South africas economic growth revised brand south africa. North africa economic outlook 2018 indiaenvironmentportal. For the first time in a decade, investment accounted for more than half the continents growth. Subsaharan africa economic outlook data, statistics. South africa gross domestic product gdp growth rate. The african economic outlook 2015 analyses africa s growing role in the world economy and predicts the continents twoyear prospects in crucial areas. African economic outlook is an annual reference bookjournal which focuses on the economics of most african countries. South africa is at risk of seeing an economic growth rate of below 1. Johannesburg the world bank on tuesday slashed the countrys economic growth outlook for this year to 0. Greater economic integration with the rest of the continent would enable exportorientated south african firms to capitalise on stronger pockets of growth and increase their share of african trade. This th edition of the african economic outlook underscores the continents resilience to regional and global headwinds.
Economic outlook no 97 june 2015 oecd annual projections. Cote divoire djibouti egypt equatorial guinea eritrea ethiopia gabon gambia ghana guinea guineabissau kenya lesotho liberia libya madagascar malawi mali mauritania mauritius. Navigating the rocky road ahead pwc s economic scenarios for 2015 and 2016 nigeria. The fast spreading covid19 pandemic is set to push the region into recession for the first time in over two decades this year as both external demand and domestic activity shrivel. This annual report examines africas performance in crucial areas. African economic outlook 2018 african economic outlook. South africa s human opportunities, 2015 28 figure 2. In 2015, subsaharan africa excluding south africa grew faster than. Excluding these countries and south africa, growth. The need to keep rate differentials attractive means omo issuances would become more aggressive to offset the impact of pre. African development bank launches the 2018 edition of the. Sarb slashes rate to record low as coronavirus darkens economic outlook april 14, 2020 at an emergency meeting ending on 14 april, the monetary policy committee mpc of the south african reserve bank sarb unanimously decided to axe the repurchase rate by 100 basis points to 4. Economic overview in brief the south african economy, which grew by an estimated 0. It is vital that government and other stakeholders work together to.
All subregions and economic groupings experienced current account deficits. The annual african economic outlook aeo is an essential reference for monitoring the. South africas gross domestic product gdp forecast for 2015 has also been revised down. This 14th edition analyses regional development and spatial inclusion challenges faced by the continent. Forecasts of the south african economy the following table contains our latest forecast january 2020 of the south african economy for the calendar years 2020 and 2021.
Africas economic performance held firm in 2015, amid global headwinds and. Policy on the reproduction of images of south african currency. This page has economic forecasts for south africa including a longterm outlook for the next decades, plus mediumterm expectations for the next four quarters and shortterm market predictions for the next release affecting the south africa economy. Growth projections for south africa and other emdes 21 figure 2. The 2019 african economic outlook highlights that macroeconomic stabilization and employment outcomes are better when industry leads growth, suggesting that industrialization is a robust path to rapid job creation. It is vital that government and other stakeholders work together to arrest. Economic activity in subsaharan africa slowed to 3. Slow job growth has primarily affected women and youth ages 1524. The opinions expressed and arguments employed herein do not necessarily reflect the official views of.
The ninth edition of the african economic outlook portrays a continent that is slowly emerging from the lingering effects of the worlds deepest and most widespread economic crisis in half a century. South africa gross domestic product gdp growth rate 2024. African economic outlook is a reference website which focuses on the economics of most african countries. Dec 24, 2014 with more attractive opportunities outside south africa, 2015 will see hungry south african corporates continue to acquire, consolidate and develop their panafrican businesses. Country notes on each of africas 54 countries constitute. The african economic outlook 2015 analyses africas growing role in the world economy and predicts the continents twoyear prospects in crucial areas.
Looking into 2015, south african businesses are confident about their own growth prospects. African economic outlook 2016 african development bank. Labor market status and skills increasingly contribute to inequality 29. Economic outlook in brief the south african economy is forecast to grow by 2 per cent in 2015, with a gradual improvement to 3 per cent in 2017. Fiscal policy and redistribution in an unequal society, south africa. African economic outlook 2015 african development bank. South african economic outlook 201415 opinion, news. The african economic outlook 2017 presents the continents current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. There were bumps, of course, but the general trend was upwards and the interruptions. But the different stages of development of african countries mean. Abidjan, cote divoire, 25 may 2015 with africas population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase peoples living standards, according to the african economic outlook 2015, released at the african development bank groups 50 th annual meetings.
The global downturn in gdp is set to continue in 20 through to 2014 and is expected to ease in 2015, according to dr azar jammine, chief economist at econometrix. Developing africas workforce for the future growths fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. The african economic outlook 2015 is the 14th edition of this annual report which results from a unique. The global economic growth outlook has improved, but is clouded by policy uncertainty as. Almost all african countries are expected to register higher growth in 2010 than in 2009. Growth is expected to deteriorate in 2020 the fast spreading covid19 pandemic is set to push the region into recession for the first time in over two decades this year as both external demand and domestic activity shrivel. Afdb, oecd, undp 2015 african economic outlook 5 editorial africa s gross domestic product grew on average by 3. The african economic outlook aeo 2017 african development. The june 2019 quarterly employment survey, released by statistics south africa, showed that an estimated 10 172 000 people were employed in the formal nonagricultural sector of the south african economy, which is down by 2 000 from the 10 174 000 recorded in the previous quarter. The objectives of the launch of the 2018 african economic outlook during the january 2018 au summit are to, inter alia. Growth prospects will be driven by moderately stronger global growth, more favorable weather conditions, reliable electricity supply, less volatile labor relations, recovering business and consumer confidence. The report, which forecasts the outlook for subsaharan africa in 2016 and 2017. The tax base is narrow and revenues are too small to meet future spending needs. China economic outlook first quarter 2016 editorial 1 a softlanding was engineered in china despite elevated financial market tensions in 2015.713 440 870 252 116 1417 952 487 551 971 1527 780 69 274 765 13 1495 1161 432 337 256 875 1470 1020 880 326 545 586 233 937 503 1331 789 742 1005 738 417 271 1279 1408 574 1054 17 1418 373 714