South Africa Building Permits

1993 - 2021 | Monthly | Unit | CEIC Data

South Africa Building Permits data was reported at 7,744.000 Unit in Feb 2021. This records an increase from the previous number of 4,404.000 Unit for Jan 2021. South Africa Building Permits data is updated monthly, averaging 7,148.000 Unit from Jan 1993 to Feb 2021, with 338 observations. The data reached an all-time high of 16,221.000 Unit in Jul 2008 and a record low of 1,417.000 Unit in May 2020. South Africa Building Permits data remains active status in CEIC and is reported by CEIC Data. The data is categorized under World Trend Plus’s Global Economic Monitor – Table: Building Permits: Monthly: Middle East and Africa. CEIC calculates monthly Building Permits as the sum of Dwellings, Flats and Townhouses. Statistics South Africa provides Building Permits. Building Permits covers Residential Buildings only.

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
7,744.000 Feb 2021 4,404.000 Jan 2021 1,417.000 May 2020 16,221.000 Jul 2008 Unit monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Unit) 306.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Algeria (Unit) 16,819.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2018
Australia (Unit) 23,629.000 Feb 2021 monthly Jul 2001 - Feb 2021
Austria (Unit) 7,350.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020
Belgium (Unit) 2,919.000 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2021
Bolivia (Unit) 274.000 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Unit) 393.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Mar 2021
Brazil (Unit) 79.000 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Aug 2020
Bulgaria (Unit) 2,691.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Canada (Unit) 26,230.000 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2018 - Feb 2021
Chile (Unit) 12,949.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Apr 2021
Colombia (Unit) 12,415.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - May 2021
Croatia (Unit) 714.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2021
Cyprus (Unit) 627.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2021
Czech Republic (Unit) 8,777.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2021
Denmark (Unit) 2,255.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
Ecuador (Unit) 33,314.000 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Estonia (Unit) 2,013.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2021
Finland (Unit) 3,504.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Georgia (Unit) 9,564.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Germany (Unit) 20,150.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2021
Greece (Unit) 1,446.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Jan 2021
Hungary (Unit) 2,087.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2021
Iran (Unit) 45,762.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1978 - Sep 2020
Ireland (Unit) 7,511.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2021
Italy (Unit) 12,724.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Jordan (Unit) 1,678.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
South Korea (Unit) 21,316.000 May 2021 monthly Oct 1979 - May 2021
Latvia (Unit) 925.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Lithuania (Unit) 3,209.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Luxembourg (Unit) 317.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2021
North Macedonia (Unit) 300.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - May 2021
Malta (Unit) 750.000 Dec 2016 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2016
Mauritius (Unit) 6,237.000 2020 yearly 1979 - 2020
Montenegro (Unit) 69.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Morocco (Unit) 3,956.000 Dec 2013 monthly Apr 1997 - Dec 2013
Netherlands (Unit) 2,150.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2021
New Zealand (Unit) 6,011.000 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 1990 - Feb 2021
Oman (Unit) 23,780.000 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Palestinian Territory (Unit) 2,732.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Panama (Unit) 451.000 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Feb 2021
Philippines (Unit) 12,323.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Poland (Unit) 33,869.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 2001 - Mar 2021
Portugal (Unit) 6,519.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1971 - Mar 2021
Qatar (Unit) 3,892.000 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Romania (Unit) 5,337.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2021
Saudi Arabia (Unit) 145,661.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Serbia (Unit) 2,001.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - May 2021
Slovakia (Unit) 3,730.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (Unit) 530.000 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Jun 2021
South Africa (Unit) 7,744.000 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2021
Spain (Unit) 2,358.000 Feb 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2020
Sweden (Unit) 2,524,342.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Switzerland (Unit) 11,920.000 2016 yearly 2012 - 2016
Taiwan (Unit) 3,549.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2021
Thailand (Unit) 22,610.000 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 2017 - Jan 2021
Turkey (Unit) 32,832.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
United States (Unit) 157,600.000 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Mar 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1990 - Dec 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,991.220 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Mar 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,748.124 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 25.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 274,108.7 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Apr 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 77.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1960 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (ZAR bn) 2,514.920 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (ZAR bn) 6,706.050 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (ZAR bn) 2,035.370 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
National Govt Balance (ZAR mn) -5,444.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
National Govt Expenditure (ZAR mn) 101,190.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
National Govt Revenue (ZAR mn) 95,746.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.900 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 3,887.6 May 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - May 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 11,642.5 May 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - May 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 54.8 May 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 1,433,116.818 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 312,384.960 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 111,087.670 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 7,754.9 May 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - May 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 26.7 May 2021 monthly Oct 2005 - May 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,892,656.542 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 637,748.835 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 755.859 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 360.447 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 1,249.162 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,352.681 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Exports (ZAR mn) 163,508.900 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Exports: Germany (ZAR) 13,918,955,010.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Exports: Japan (ZAR) 6,965,812,981.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Exports: United States (ZAR) 20,114,525,454.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Exports: United Kingdom (ZAR) 16,311,114,505.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Exports: China (ZAR) 17,994,556,817.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Exports: Chemical Products (ZAR mn) 10,187.500 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Exports: Natural Pearls and Precious Metal (ZAR mn) 47,468.800 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Exports: Mineral Products (ZAR mn) 37,203.200 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Exports: Machinery and Mechanical Appliances (ZAR mn) 10,221.100 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Exports: Base Metals (ZAR mn) 12,834.000 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Imports (ZAR mn) 108,911.200 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Imports: China (ZAR) 19,485,782,621.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Imports: United States (ZAR) 7,077,772,585.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Imports: United Kingdom (ZAR) 2,461,315,292.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Imports: Germany (ZAR) 9,511,153,567.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Imports: Japan (ZAR) 3,270,094,525.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Apr 2021
Imports: Mineral Products (ZAR mn) 19,500.200 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Imports: Machinery and Mechanical Appliances (ZAR mn) 22,211.300 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Imports: Vehicles (ZAR mn) 9,812.400 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Imports: Chemical Products (ZAR mn) 13,040.800 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Imports: Textiles (ZAR mn) 3,437.700 May 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - May 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -757.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 4,467.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 5.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 410.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -429.793 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -743.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,286.573 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 170,836.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1985 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 56.5 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 27,788.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 9.2 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -11.558 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 109,692.833 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
BoP: Current Account: Less Imports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 307,774.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account (ZAR mn) -64,658.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: PI: Net: Assets (ZAR mn) -39,784.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net (ZAR mn) -4,641.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Exports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 372,054.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Less Payments: Services (ZAR mn) 35,812.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Net (ZAR mn) 17,467.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net (ZAR mn) -41,608.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -79,941.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Net Direct Investment: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -8,219.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2018
BoP: Current Account: Receipts: Services (ZAR mn) 24,731.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (ZAR mn) -13,526.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI): Net (ZAR mn) -46,214.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Financial Assets (ZAR mn) -29,298.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Reserve Assets (ZAR mn) 10,338.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: PI: Liabilities: Equity & Investment Fund Shares (ZAR mn) -15,687.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2018
BoP: Current Account: Exports: Net Gold (ZAR mn) 26,723.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Less Payments: Income (ZAR mn) 73,935.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Net: Financial Assets (ZAR mn) 11,329.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -12,310.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net: Financial Assets (ZAR mn) 75,300.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Receipts: Income (ZAR mn) 46,589.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Capital Transfers Account (ZAR mn) 54.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: PI: Net: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -6,430.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Receipts: Income (ZAR mn) 166,000.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: Current Account (CA) (ZAR mn) 267,348.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Less Imports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 1,257,298.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Exports: Net Gold (ZAR mn) 106,890.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Less Payments: Income (ZAR mn) 223,703.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Exports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 1,580,904.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Less Payments: Services (ZAR mn) 148,032.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Receipts: Services (ZAR mn) 96,922.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
BoP: saar: CA: Current Transfers (ZAR mn) -54,336.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2021
Foreign Investment: Direct (ZAR mn) 1,925,533.000 2017 yearly 1956 - 2017
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 5.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 47.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1969 - Dec 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 15,982.471 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 162,334.825 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 250,771.631 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
M2 Growth (%) 3.7 May 2021 monthly Mar 1966 - May 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.5 Apr 2021 monthly Feb 1994 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 43,143.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 13.990 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.4 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Apr 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 7,134.000 Apr 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 314,545.245 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1986 - Mar 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 10.5 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1987 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 319,411.0 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) -0.8 May 2021 monthly Mar 1966 - May 2021
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 8.200 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Credit to Households (USD bn) 121.960 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 250.654 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1965 - Dec 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 162,491.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1969 - Mar 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 302,751.485 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) -0.13 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 80.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1965 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M3 (ZAR mn) 4,173,186.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
Monetary Base (ZAR mn) 286,346.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
Money Supply M3: M2: M1 (ZAR mn) 2,231,698.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
Money Supply M3: M2 (ZAR mn) 3,447,483.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
Money Supply M3: sa (ZAR mn) 4,151,838.000 May 2021 monthly Mar 1965 - May 2021
Official Reserve Assets: Gold (USD mn) 5,335.000 Jan 2019 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2019
Official Reserve Assets (USD mn) 54,473.000 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2021
Gold & Other Foreign Reserves: Memorandum Items: Gross (USD mn) 50,582.00 Jun 2018 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2018
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 8.1 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 2000 - Jun 2021
Business Confidence Index: Quarterly: Manufacturers (%) 25.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2021
Composite Coincident Index: sa: 2015=100: Domestic (2015=100) 102.50 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 1960 - Mar 2018
Composite Leading Index: sa: 2015=100: Domestic (2015=100) 105.88 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 1960 - Apr 2018
Composite Lagging Index: sa: 2015=100: Domestic (2015=100) 94.64 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 1960 - Mar 2018
Building & Construction Survey: Composite Confidence (%) 24.500 Mar 2019 quarterly Jun 1986 - Mar 2019

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