The Worst is Yet to Come for SA Manufacturing

By Editor, Sunburst Africa   Sunburst Africa—Johannesburg—The manufacturing sector in south Africa has been under pressure for the past four years and the pressure may continue. According to the Kagiso Purchasing managers Index (PMI) for April, activity in one of SA’s most productive sectors, manufacturing, has deteriorated to four-year lows. If the trend continues it will have devastating effects on […]

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Motor Trade Increased 3.5 Percent in 2014

What? Johannesburg—Sunburst Africa–According to figures released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) yesterday, measured in nominal terms (current prices), motor trade sales increased by 3,5% in 2014 compared with 2013. The highest annual growth rates were recorded for fuel sales (6, 3%), workshop income (5, 9%) and sales of accessories (5, 2%). In December 2014 motor trade sales (current prices) increased […]

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Why the CPI for December 2014 Will Fall by More than 0.1% when Stats SA Publish Figures Today

By Vivian Atud Johannesburg– Sunburst Africa–What: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) tracks the rate of change in the prices of goods and services purchased by consumers. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will today release data on the headline CPI for December 2014. We should expect a more than 0.1 percent fall in this figure. The headline CPI (for all urban areas) […]

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