You are currently viewing our desktop site, do you want to download our app instead?
Moneyweb Android App Moneyweb iOS App Moneyweb Mobile Web App

NEW SENS search and JSE share prices

More about the app

SA factory activity expands at faster pace in November – Absa PMI

As business activity and new sales orders grew.
Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African manufacturing activity expanded at a faster pace in November as business activity and new sales orders grew, a survey showed on Wednesday.

The seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 57.2 points in November from a revised 53.6 points in October, remaining above the 50-point mark that separates expansion from contraction.

“Business activity and new sales orders, the two sub-indices that were most severely impacted by the steel sector strike in October, were also the ones that improved the most in November,” Absa said in a statement accompanying the survey’s findings.

“It is heartening that factory activity and the demand for manufactured goods seemed to be resilient against the impact of further bouts of load-shedding (power cuts) in November.”

But the index measuring expected business conditions declined, Absa said, as the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant and subsequent global travel bans as well as an interest rate hike by the central bank weighed on sentiment.

BUSINESS VIDEOS

COMMENTS   0

You must be signed in and an Insider Gold subscriber to comment.

SUBSCRIBE NOW SIGN IN

LATEST CURRENCIES  

USD / ZAR
GBP / ZAR
EUR / ZAR
BTC / USD

Podcasts

INSIDER SUBSCRIPTION APP VIDEOS RADIO / LISTEN LIVE SHOP OFFERS WEBINARS NEWSLETTERS TRENDING

Follow us:

Search Articles:
Click a Company: