South Africa - GDP per capita

GDP per capita (current US$)

The latest value for GDP per capita (current US$) in South Africa was $5,284.60 as of 2016. Over the past 56 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $8,058.83 in 2011 and $435.45 in 1960.

Definition: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

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Year Value
1960 $435.45
1961 $446.66
1962 $463.80
1963 $500.97
1964 $537.27
1965 $572.03
1966 $607.85
1967 $660.97
1968 $696.81
1969 $765.30
1970 $818.49
1971 $880.01
1972 $899.80
1973 $1,201.33
1974 $1,469.85
1975 $1,483.14
1976 $1,388.85
1977 $1,505.00
1978 $1,688.84
1979 $2,032.64
1980 $2,853.93
1981 $3,004.79
1982 $2,701.52
1983 $2,826.71
1984 $2,728.79
1985 $2,098.31
1986 $2,434.01
1987 $3,116.81
1988 $3,362.11
1989 $3,584.10
1990 $3,140.59
1991 $3,288.29
1992 $3,481.41
1993 $3,389.99
1994 $3,445.70
1995 $3,752.65
1996 $3,496.97
1997 $3,555.01
1998 $3,161.12
1999 $3,088.86
2000 $3,037.23
2001 $2,683.58
2002 $2,524.19
2003 $3,775.61
2004 $4,870.83
2005 $5,412.51
2006 $5,635.28
2007 $6,117.23
2008 $5,793.26
2009 $5,914.08
2010 $7,361.76
2011 $8,058.83
2012 $7,548.26
2013 $6,880.45
2014 $6,484.59
2015 $5,773.48
2016 $5,284.60

GDP per capita (current LCU)

The value for GDP per capita (current LCU) in South Africa was 77,730.18 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 77,730.18 in 2016 and a minimum value of 311.04 in 1960.

Definition: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current local currency.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

Year Value
1960 311.04
1961 319.05
1962 331.29
1963 357.84
1964 383.78
1965 408.60
1966 434.19
1967 472.13
1968 497.73
1969 546.65
1970 584.65
1971 629.38
1972 691.68
1973 833.73
1974 998.76
1975 1,096.78
1976 1,207.74
1977 1,308.75
1978 1,468.61
1979 1,711.48
1980 2,222.64
1981 2,514.11
1982 2,781.76
1983 3,100.61
1984 3,543.06
1985 3,992.24
1986 4,573.76
1987 5,232.82
1988 6,147.96
1989 7,221.61
1990 8,125.65
1991 9,079.96
1992 9,928.98
1993 11,077.46
1994 12,235.00
1995 13,611.23
1996 15,034.54
1997 16,381.46
1998 17,475.62
1999 18,871.41
2000 21,077.73
2001 23,087.09
2002 26,545.68
2003 28,561.34
2004 31,416.37
2005 34,433.29
2006 38,135.08
2007 43,153.36
2008 47,804.26
2009 49,898.25
2010 53,904.25
2011 58,451.52
2012 61,970.43
2013 66,397.68
2014 70,321.43
2015 73,615.95
2016 77,730.18

GDP per capita (constant 2010 US$)

The latest value for GDP per capita (constant 2010 US$) in South Africa was 7,503 as of 2016. Over the past 56 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 7,627 in 2014 and 4,543 in 1960.

Definition: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant 2010 U.S. dollars.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also:

Year Value
1960 4,543
1961 4,598
1962 4,756
1963 4,974
1964 5,231
1965 5,409
1966 5,507
1967 5,757
1968 5,847
1969 5,969
1970 6,121
1971 6,216
1972 6,151
1973 6,261
1974 6,470
1975 6,411
1976 6,392
1977 6,231
1978 6,265
1979 6,345
1980 6,599
1981 6,777
1982 6,579
1983 6,293
1984 6,451
1985 6,222
1986 6,085
1987 6,081
1988 6,205
1989 6,217
1990 6,058
1991 5,853
1992 5,587
1993 5,517
1994 5,563
1995 5,616
1996 5,750
1997 5,804
1998 5,745
1999 5,794
2000 5,946
2001 6,053
2002 6,200
2003 6,306
2004 6,511
2005 6,768
2006 7,054
2007 7,333
2008 7,464
2009 7,247
2010 7,362
2011 7,493
2012 7,546
2013 7,617
2014 7,627
2015 7,604
2016 7,503

GDP per capita (constant LCU)

The value for GDP per capita (constant LCU) in South Africa was 54,940 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 55,845 in 2014 and a minimum value of 33,265 in 1960.

Definition: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant local currency.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

Year Value
1960 33,265
1961 33,666
1962 34,824
1963 36,423
1964 38,300
1965 39,608
1966 40,325
1967 42,151
1968 42,811
1969 43,703
1970 44,819
1971 45,514
1972 45,040
1973 45,848
1974 47,374
1975 46,944
1976 46,807
1977 45,628
1978 45,874
1979 46,461
1980 48,316
1981 49,624
1982 48,170
1983 46,078
1984 47,232
1985 45,559
1986 44,554
1987 44,527
1988 45,431
1989 45,524
1990 44,357
1991 42,859
1992 40,907
1993 40,395
1994 40,736
1995 41,125
1996 42,100
1997 42,498
1998 42,068
1999 42,428
2000 43,538
2001 44,318
2002 45,400
2003 46,172
2004 47,676
2005 49,554
2006 51,650
2007 53,695
2008 54,656
2009 53,067
2010 53,904
2011 54,867
2012 55,252
2013 55,772
2014 55,845
2015 55,681
2016 54,940

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $)

The latest value for GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) in South Africa was 13,248 as of 2016. Over the past 26 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 13,257 in 2015 and 6,235 in 1992.

Definition: GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current international dollars based on the 2011 ICP round.

Source: World Bank, International Comparison Program database.

See also:

Year Value
1990 6,398
1991 6,387
1992 6,235
1993 6,304
1994 6,492
1995 6,691
1996 6,975
1997 7,161
1998 7,166
1999 7,338
2000 7,701
2001 8,018
2002 8,339
2003 8,650
2004 9,178
2005 9,846
2006 10,578
2007 11,289
2008 11,717
2009 11,463
2010 11,786
2011 12,244
2012 12,557
2013 12,880
2014 13,127
2015 13,257
2016 13,248

GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2011 international $)

The latest value for GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2011 international $) in South Africa was 12,260 as of 2016. Over the past 26 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 12,462 in 2014 and 9,014 in 1993.

Definition: GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant 2011 international dollars.

Source: World Bank, International Comparison Program database.

See also:

Year Value
1990 9,899
1991 9,564
1992 9,129
1993 9,014
1994 9,090
1995 9,177
1996 9,395
1997 9,484
1998 9,388
1999 9,468
2000 9,716
2001 9,890
2002 10,131
2003 10,304
2004 10,639
2005 11,058
2006 11,526
2007 11,982
2008 12,197
2009 11,842
2010 12,029
2011 12,244
2012 12,330
2013 12,446
2014 12,462
2015 12,425
2016 12,260

Classification

Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts