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International Rankings of South Africa - 2018

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2018


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This table lists the international rankings of South Africa, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of South Africa, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Date of Info
Communications
Internet users - percent of population (%)10454.0% July 2016
Internet users - total26 29,322,380July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants53 7 July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions42 3,562,982July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants29 141 July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - total20 76,653,421July 2016
Economy
Budget - expenditures30$103.3 billion 2017
Budget - revenues32 $92.38 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)51 -3.2% of GDP2017
Central bank discount rate (%)40 5.75%31 December 2014
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)58 10.4%31 December 2017
Current account balance176 -$9.81 billion2017
Debt - external43 $144.1 billion31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index2 62.52013
Exports39 $78.25 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)123 26.9%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)33 20.7%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)98 59.8%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)35 -27% 2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)86 20%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)51 -0.4%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)119 2.8%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)64 29.7%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)68 67.5% 2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)103 $13,4002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)66 0.7%2017
GDP - official exchange rate34 $344.1 billion2016
GDP - purchasing power parity31 $757.3 billion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)92 16.2% of GDP2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)2 51.3% 2011
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)39 1.2%2011
Imports38 $80.22 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)71 0.5%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)42 5.4%2017
Labor force30 22.19 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)109 4.6%2014
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)40 23.5%2014
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)48 71.9% 2014
Market value of publicly traded shares16 $735.9 billion31 December 2015
Population below poverty line (%)96 16.6%2016
Public debt (% of GPD)94 50.1% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold40 $48.18 billion31 December 2017
Stock of broad money44 $183.8 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad28 $176.3 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home40 $139.2 billion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit42 $237.6 billion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money35 $116.5 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues82 26.9% of GDP2017
Unemployment rate (%)17 27.6%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy14482 million Mt2013
Crude Oil - exports84 0 bbl/day2014
Crude Oil - imports22 434,500 bbl/day2014
Crude Oil - production86 2,000 bbl/day2016
Crude Oil - proved reserves79 15 million bbl1 January 2017
Electricity – consumption (kWh)21 207.7 billion kWh2015
Electricity – exports (kWh)12 16.55 billion kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels40 86.7% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants132 1.4% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from nuclear fuels22 3.9% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from other renewable sources70 7.1% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity – imports (kWh)24 10.56 billion kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity23 47.28 million kW2015
Electricity – production (kWh)21 229.2 billion kWh2015
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas28 77% 2013
Electricity access - electrification - total population22 85%2013
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas15 90%2013
Electricity access - population without electricity34 7,700,0002013
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)70 3787.272015
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)52 8.66 billion cu m2015
Natural gas – exports (cu m)58 0 cu m2013
Natural gas – imports (cu m)38 3.8 billion cu m2015
Natural gas – production (cu m)65 1.1 billion cu m2015
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)76 15.01 billion cu m1 January 2012
Refined petroleum products - consumption32 660,000 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - exports48 78,110 bbl/day2014
Refined petroleum products - imports41 164,700 bbl/day2014
Refined petroleum products - production36 431,000 bbl/day2014
Geography
Land Area - sq km251,214,470 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km27 1,219,090 sq kmNA
Water Area - sq km66 4,620 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)43 2,798 kmNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)30 1,034 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)32 16,700 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km35 5,244 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)6 79.4%2011
Land use - forest (%)153 7.6%2011
Land use – other (%)149 13% 2011
Maritime claims - contiguous zone1 24 nmNA
Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone3 200 nmNA
Maritime claims - territorial sea5 12 nmNA
Population Density - Persons per sq km165 45.16July 2017
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP971.07% of GDP2016
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)7128.27% 17
Age structure 15-24 years (%)79 17.61% 17
Age structure 25-54 years (%)74 41.78% 17
Age structure 55-64 years (%)129 6.66% 17
Age structure 65 years and over (%)125 5.68% 17
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)61 20.2 births/1,000 population2017
Children under the age of 5 years underweight66 8.7%2008
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)35 9.4 deaths/1,000 population2017
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)89 7.72015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio66 12.9 2015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)95 52.52015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)80 44.82015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural70 81.4% of population2015
Drinking water source - Improved – total47 93.2%2015
Drinking water source - Improved – urban5 99.6% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural58 18.6% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total73 6.8%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban86 0.4% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP23 6.1% of GDP2014
Health expenditures29 8.8% of GDP2014
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)4 18.9%2016
HIV/AIDS - deaths2 110,0002016
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS1 7.1 million2016
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)55 27.5 deaths/1,000 live births 2017
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)55 34.4 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)59 31 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)125 65.3 years 2017
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)112 62.4 years2017
Life expectancy at birth - total population113 63.8 years2017
Literacy – female (%)35 93.4% 2015
Literacy – male (%)42 95.4%2015
Literacy - total population40 94.4%2015
Maternal mortality ratio59 138 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)111 27.3 years 2017
Median age – male (years)100 26.9 years2017
Median age – total (years)103 27.1 years2017
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)62 -0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate28 28.3%2016
Physicians density110 0.77 physicians/1,000 population2015
Population26 54,841,552July 2017
Population growth rate (%)90 0.99%2017
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)96 60.5% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)95 66.4%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)93 69.6% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)68 39.5% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)63 33.6%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)54 30.4% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female13 13 years 2012
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male9 12 years2012
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total8 13 years2012
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)16 1.01 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)25 0.98 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)24 1.02 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)35 0.87 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)39 0.73 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)15 1.01 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)21 0.98 male(s)/female 2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)74 2.29 children born/woman2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)12 54.9% 2015
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)6 46.3%2015
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)6 50.1%2015
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)102 1.33% annual rate of change 15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)77 65.8% of total population 2017
Transportation
Airports125662013
Airports - with paved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m14 522013
Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m33 72013
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m13 652013
Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m17 112013
Airports - with paved runways - total16 1442013
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m27 9 2013
Airports - with unpaved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m11 312013
Airports - with unpaved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m8 12013
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m7 2582013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total13 4222013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m18 132 2013
Heliports25 12013
Merchant marine - total87 822017
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers30 885,277,991 mt-km 2015
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers32 17,188,8872015
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers25 2162015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers8 232015
Railways (km)14 20,986 km2014
Roadways - paved (km)19 158,952 km2014
Roadways - total (km)11 747,014 km2014
Roadways - unpaved (km)4 588,062 km 2014




*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.


NOTE: The information regarding the international rankings of South Africa on this page is derived from the CIA World Factbook 2018. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of international rankings of South Africa contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about international rankings of South Africa should be addressed to the CIA.







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