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International Rankings of South Africa - 2019

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2019


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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
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants4532017
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total57 1,698,3602017
Internet users - percent of population (%)103 54%July 2016
Internet users - total26 29,322,380July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants53 72017
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions39 3,629,1412017
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants11 1682017
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions17 91,878,2752017
Economy
Budget - expenditures31108.3 billion2017
Budget - revenues33 92.86 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)71 -4.4%17
Central bank discount rate (%)35 5.75%31 December 2014
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)70 10.38%31 December 2017
Current account balance184 -$8.584 billion2017
Debt - external42 $156.3 billion31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index2 62.52013
Exports40 $94.93 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)116 29.8%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)44 20.9%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)113 59.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)41 -28.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)95 18.7%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)57 -0.1%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)121 2.8%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)66 29.7%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)71 67.5%2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)108 $13,6002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)64 1.3%2017
GDP - official exchange rate34 $349.3 billion2017
GDP - purchasing power parity31 $767.2 billion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)100 16.1% 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
Imports40 $89.36 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)75 1.2%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)41 5.3%2017
Labor force30 22.19 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)117 4.6%2014
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)48 23.5%2014
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)47 71.9%2014
Market value of publicly traded shares17 $735.9 billion31 December 2015
Population below poverty line (%)97 16.6%2016
Public debt (% of GPD)83 53% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold40 $50.72 billion31 December 2017
Stock of broad money31 $137.5 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad25 $270.3 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home39 $156.8 billion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit39 $295.9 billion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money31 $137.5 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues92 26.6%17
Unemployment rate (%)15 27.5%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy12572.3 million Mt2017
Crude Oil - exports81 0 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - imports22 404,000 bbl/day2015
Crude Oil - production83 2,000 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - proved reserves78 15 million bbl1 January 2018
Electricity – consumption (kWh)22 207.1 billion kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)12 16.55 billion kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels15 85% of total installed capacity2016
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants68 1% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from nuclear fuels17 4% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from other renewable sources33 10% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity – imports (kWh)25 10.56 billion kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity22 50.02 million kW2016
Electricity – production (kWh)22 234.5 billion kWh2016
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas25 77%2013
Electricity access - electrification - total population22 85%2013
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas15 90%2013
Electricity access - population without electricity34 7.7 million2013
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)75 3739.602016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)59 5.069 billion cu m2017
Natural gas – exports (cu m)56 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – imports (cu m)39 4.162 billion cu m2017
Natural gas – production (cu m)66 906.1 million cu m2017
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)94 0 cu m1 January 2012
Refined petroleum products - consumption33 621,000 bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - exports43 105,600 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - imports35 195,200 bbl/day2015
Refined petroleum products - production34 487,100 bbl/day2015
Geography
Land Area - sq km241,214,470 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km27 1,219,090 sq kmNA
Water Area - sq km14 4,620 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)44 2,798 kmNA
Elevation - elevation extremes32 0 mNA
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 - arable land (%)100 9.9%2011
Land use - forest (%)152 7.6%2011
Land use – other (%)150 13%2011
Land use - permanent crops (%)81 0.3%2011
Land use - permanent pasture (%)12 69.2%2011
Maritime claims - contiguous zone1 24NA
Maritime claims - continental shelf1 200NA
Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone1 200NA
Maritime claims - territorial sea3 12NA
Population Density - Persons per sq km167 45.60July 2018
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP911.07% of GDP2016
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)8028.18%18
Age structure 15-24 years (%)89 17.24%18
Age structure 25-54 years (%)80 42.05%18
Age structure 55-64 years (%)134 6.71%18
Age structure 65 years and over (%)128 5.81%18
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)66 19.9 births/1,000 population2018
Children under the age of 5 years underweight70 5.9%2016
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)64 54.6%2016
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)30 9.3 deaths/1,000 population2018
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)89 7.72015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio64 12.92015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)94 52.52015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)79 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 – rural57 18.6% of population2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total73 6.8%2015
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban87 0.4% of population2015
Education expenditures - percent of GDP25 5.9% of GDP2016
Health expenditures29 8.8% of GDP2014
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)4 18.8%2017
HIV/AIDS - deaths2 110,0002017
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS1 7.2 million2016
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)55 26.5 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)52 33.2 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)57 29.9 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)124 65.6 years2018
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)119 62.7 years2018
Life expectancy at birth - total population113 64.1 years2018
Literacy – female (%)36 93.4%2015
Literacy – male (%)42 95.4%2015
Literacy - total population40 94.4%2015
Maternal mortality rate58 138 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)110 27.6 years2018
Median age – male (years)103 27.2 years2018
Median age – total (years)101 27.4 years2018
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)62 -0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate28 28.3%2016
Physicians density103 0.82 physicians/1,000 population2016
Population27 55,380,210July 2018
Population growth rate (%)94 0.97%2018
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)95 60.5% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)94 66.4%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)93 69.6% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)67 39.5% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)62 33.6%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)54 30.4% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female9 13 years2012
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)/female2017
Suffrage4 18 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)73 2.26 children born/woman2018
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)8 58.7%2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)2 49.3%2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)4 53.5%2017
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)71 1.97% annual rate of change15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)81 66.4% of total population2018
Transportation
Airports115662013
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 92013
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 1322013
Heliports25 12013
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers30 885,277,9912015
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 carriers26 2162015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers9 232015
Railways - narrow gauge2 19,756 km2014
Railways - standard gauge66 80 km2014
Railways (km)13 20,986 kmNA
Roadways - total (km)162 82NA




*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 2019. 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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