Economic Freedom 5 Years in South Africa compared to Africa

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Djibouti -13.37%
Mozambique -12.53%
Cape Verde -10.32%
Gambia -9.18%
Congo(Brazza) -8.60%
Madagascar -8.02%
Malawi -7.46%
Ghana -7.38%
Kenya -7.00%
Niger -6.43%
Guinea -6.34%
Zambia -4.29%
Mauritius -2.97%
Burkina Faso -1.63%
Uganda -1.59%
South Africa -0.66%
Cameroon 0.02%
Botswana 0.73%
Senegal 0.95%
Namibia 1.05%
Liberia 1.07%
Ethiopia 1.26%
Nigeria 1.34%
Mauritania 2.66%
Tanzania 2.78%
CAR 3.00%
Angola 3.89%
Gabon 3.91%
Rwanda 4.08%
Mali 5.06%
Eq. Guinea 5.15%
Benin 6.35%
Swaziland 6.88%
Sierra Leone 7.07%
Chad 9.47%
Togo 10.22%
Sao Tome & P. 10.33%
Burundi 10.58%
Guinea-Bissau 12.02%
Lesotho 15.61%
Cote d'Ivoire 16.00%
Seychelles 16.58%
Eritrea 16.66%
Comoros 22.18%
Congo, DR 37.25%
Zimbabwe 67.49%
 

South Africa: Economic freedom index, 5-year change

Increased economic freedom is strongly associated with high GDP growth, and therefore with rises in residential property prices. Changes in a countrys score on the Heritage Foundations freedom index are calculated by the Global Property Guide to produce a 5-point rating:

  • Greatly Improved
  • Improved
  • Nuetral
  • Worse
  • Much Worse


Source: Calculated using figures from The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


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.