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Per capita GDP in 2017 lower than in 2011 - NDZ

Minister releases figures showing the average South African has become no richer since 2010

1756. Mr D J Maynier (DA) (p 578)—Minister in The Presidency. (1 JUNE 2018)

Mr D J Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister in The Presidency:

Whether Statistics South Africa publishes data on the per capita gross domestic product; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1913E

REPLY:

  1. Stats SA does not publish per capita gross domestic estimates, as it can easily be calculated. It will consider including these estimates if a regular need for it is identified from its users. The South African Reserve Bank does, however, also publish these statistics annually, so they are in the public domain.
  2. The gross domestic estimates are published in both current and real/volume terms. The relevant annual per capita details are as follows:

Calculation of per capita gross domestic product and underlying source data

Mid-year population

GDP nominal (R million)

GDP real (R million 2010 prices)

GDP nominal per capita

GDP real per capita

2010

50 724 112

2 748 008

2 748 008

R54 176

R54 176

2011

51 550 684

3 023 659

2 838 257

R58 654

R55 058

2012

52 409 724

3 253 852

2 901 078

R62 085

R55 354

2013

53 282 289

3 539 977

2 973 175

R66 438

R55 800

2014

54 166 787

3 805 350

3 028 090

R70 252

R55 903

2015

55 055 626

4 051 421

3 066 835

R73 588

R55 704

2016

55 946 872

4 350 314

3 084 174

R77 758

R55 127

2017

56 837 474

4 651 785

3 124 785

R81 844

R54 978

2018

57 725 606

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Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, MP

Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

Issued by the Presidency, 25 September 2018