The fifth edition of Economic indicators covers all the recent revisions of the GDP, the CPI, the PPI, the various labour market surveys, the balance of payments and other economic indicators. All the data that are used to illustrate and explain the various indicators have been updated and, as always, a wealth of data on the South African economy is provided.
Some comments on the fourth edition
For students and others interested in economic affairs this book is a must read and one to keep close at hand as a reference.
– MR TITO MBOWENI, FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK (1999–2009)
If you want to talk like a real economist, Economic indicators is the resource you need.
– PROF. WALDO KRUGELL, NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY
If there is only one textbook all South African economists should have on their bookshelves, it is Economic indicators.
– AMANDA FITSCHEN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Economic indicators can truly be regarded as the perfect reference manual for lay people, students in the field of economics and seasoned economists.
– LE ROUX BURROWS, UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH
An essential guide to anyone involved in the interpretation and manipulation of South African economic data – for the layperson, the student and the expert.
– PROF. BEN SMIT, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (1998–2015)
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Total production, income and expenditure: the national accounts
Chapter 3 Economic growth
Chapter 4 Business cycles
Chapter 5 Employment and unemployment
Chapter 6 Inflation
7 International transactions
Chapter 8 Wages, productivity and income distribution
Chapter 9 Financial indicators
10 Fiscal indicators
11 Social and political indicators
12 International comparisons
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