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South Africa

CABRI member since: 2009
Region: Southern Africa
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Population: 55.6 million
Capital: Bloemfontein (judicial) Cape Town (legislative) Pretoria (administrative)
Ministry website: www.treasury.go.za
Fiscal year: April - March
Regional Economic Community: SADC
Key Budget Indicators Over Time
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
GDP (constant 2010 ZAR[billions]) 2,973.18 3,028.09 3,064.24 3,076.47 3,119.98
GDP (current ZAR[billions]) 3,539.98 3,805.35 4,049.88 4,359.06 4,653.58
GDP growth (%) 2.49 1.85 1.19 0.4 1.42
GDP per capita (constant 2010 ZAR) 55,987.78 56,167.27 55,967.8 55,312.23 55,199.44
GDP per capita (current ZAR) 66,661.21 70,584.45 73,970.47 78,372.17 82,332.15
Inflation (CPI) (%) 5.76 6.09 4.58 6.34 5.27
General government revenue (% of GDP) 27.33 27.59 28.15 28.6 28.26
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 31.59 31.85 32.93 32.66 32.63
Budget balance (% of GDP) -4.27 -4.26 -4.78 -4.07 -4.38
Primary balance (% of GDP) -1.37 -1.26 -1.57 -0.71 -0.89
General government debt (% of GDP) 44.1 46.99 49.34 51.47 53.02

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