Main Bulletin: The Real Economy Bulletin - First Quarter 2018   In this edition GDP growth: The GDP declined in the first quarter of 2019, while the economy lost jobs. The downturn continues the trend of volatile growth rates that began five years ago. Previous quarterly downturns in this period, however, were driven by agriculture;…"
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Main Bulletin: The Real Economy Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2018 In this edition GDP growth: South Africa’s GDP grew by an estimated 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018, after expanding 0.6% in the third quarter. For the year, the GDP grew 0.8%. Manufacturing and agriculture continue to grow, but construction and mining struggled. Read more.…"
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  • Year 2017
  • Author(s) Asanda Fotoyi, TIPS Economist
Even though data revisions are a normal feature of any statistical compilation process, such revisions are seldom taken into account or understood by users of statistics. This results in an over reliance on initially published preliminary estimates that are subject to change. Gross domestic product (GDP) estimates, for instance, are needed for the…"
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