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Competitiveness Rating - South Africa Compared to Africa

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Mauritius 4.50
Rwanda 4.30
South Africa 4.30
Botswana 4.30
Kenya 4.00
Namibia 4.00
Senegal 3.80
Seychelles 3.80
Cape Verde 3.80
Ethiopia 3.80
Tanzania 3.70
Uganda 3.70
Cameroon 3.70
Ghana 3.70
Gambia 3.60
Zambia 3.50
Benin 3.50
Guinea 3.50
Madagascar 3.40
Swaziland 3.40
Nigeria 3.30
Mali 3.30
Zimbabwe 3.30
Congo, DR 3.30
Sierra Leone 3.20
Burundi 3.20
Lesotho 3.20
Malawi 3.10
Liberia 3.10
Mauritania 3.10
Chad 3.00
Mozambique 2.90
 

South Africa: Economic growth competiveness index

The Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI), aims to quantify the quality of the macroeconomic environment, the state of a countrys public institutions, and its level of technological readiness.

Higher competitiveness scores are more desirable:

  • Very High 5.51 to 7
  • High 4.51 to 5.50
  • Moderate 3.51 to 4.50
  • Low - 3.01 to 3.50
  • Very Low 0 to 3.00


Source: World Economic Forum


South Africa does not publish official house price statistics, but ABSA Group releases good house price data. ABSA has a monthly house price index and quarterly property projections. General economics statistics are available from the Reserve Bank of Africa and the First National Bank (FNB). FNB releases quarterly economic forecasts as well.