South Africa: Value added by the manufacturing sector as percent of GDP, 1960 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1960 to 2020. The average value for South Africa during that period was 18.72 percent with a minimum of 11.74 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 22.61 percent in 1981.
The latest value from 2020 is 11.74 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 157
countries is 12.04 percent.
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The importance of manufacturing in the economy of South Africa and other countries is measured as the value added of manufacturing as percent of GDP. Manufacturing is part of the industrial sector of the economy.
Definition: Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.