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International Rankings of South Africa - 2017

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2017


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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 hosts234,761,0002012
Internet users - percent of population (%)9851.90Jul 2015
Internet users - total2527,868,000Jul 2015
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants548.00Jul 2015
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions384,131,055Jul 2015
Telephones - main lines in use404,300,0002014 est.
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants16159.00Jul 2015
Telephones - mobile cellular - total1885,197,000Jul 2015
Economy
Budget expenditures38$86,450,000,0002016 est.
Budget revenues38$76,620,000,0002016 est.
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)58-3.502016 est.
Central bank discount rate (%)405.7531 Dec 201
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)5610.6031 Dec 2016 est.
Current account balance176-$9,382,000,0002016 est.
Debt - external44$129,700,000,00031 Dec 2016 est.
Distribution of family income - Gini index262.52013 est.
Exports39$83,160,000,0002016 est.
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)9134.902016 est.
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)4519.902016 est.
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)11358.002016 est.
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)59-33.402016 est.
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)8820.102016 est.
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)380.502016 est.
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)1292.202016 est.
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)6829.202016 est.
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)6268.702016 est.
GDP - official exchange rate35$353,900,000,0002013 est.
GDP - per capita (PPP)108$13,2002016 est.
GDP - purchasing power parity31$736,300,000,0002016 est.
GDP - real growth rate (%)680.102016 est.
Gross national saving (% of GPD)9116.302016 est.
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)251.702009 est.
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)381.202009 est.
Imports36$85,030,000,0002016 est.
Industrial production growth rate (%)72-1.002016 est.
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)376.502016 est.
Labor force3021,700,0002016 est.
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)1104.002014 est.
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)6718.002014 est.
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)5866.002014 est.
Market value of publicly traded shares16$735,900,000,00031 Dec 2015 est.
Population below poverty line (%)4931.302009 est.
Public debt (% of GPD)9843.302016 est.
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold39$44,600,000,00031 Dec 2016 est.
Stock of broad money46$172,700,000,00031 Dec 2015 est.
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad27$168,200,000,00031 Dec 2016 est.
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home43$128,300,000,00031 Dec 2016 est.
Stock of domestic credit44$209,000,000,00031 Dec 2016 est.
Stock of narrow money36$99,490,000,00031 Dec 2016 est.
Taxes and other revenues7727.32016 est.
Unemployment rate (%)2226.802016 est.
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy14482,000,0002013 est.
Crude Oil - exports9002013 est.
Crude Oil - imports21466,1002013 est.
Crude Oil - production833,0002015 est.
Crude Oil - proved reserves6615,000,0001 Jan 2016 est.
Electricity – consumption (kWh)20212,000,000,0002014 est.
Electricity – exports (kWh)1514,000,000,0002014 est.
Electricity - from fossil fuels3190.42013 est.
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants1184.52013 est.
Electricity - from nuclear fuels244.42013 est.
Electricity - from other renewable sources750.72013 est.
Electricity – imports (kWh)1611,000,000,0002014 est.
Electricity - installed generating capacity2246,000,0002014 est.
Electricity – production (kWh)19235,000,000,0002014 est.
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)10NA
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)594,750,000,0002014 est.
Natural gas – exports (cu m)5602013 est.
Natural gas – imports (cu m)373,800,000,0002014 est.
Natural gas – production (cu m)64950,000,0002014 est.
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)7415,010,000,0001 Jan 2012 est.
Refined petroleum products - consumption31663,0002014 est.
Refined petroleum products - exports44131,5002013 est.
Refined petroleum products - imports36169,9002013 est.
Refined petroleum products - production36488,2002013 est.
Geography
Coastline(km)482,798NA
Elevation extremes - highest point (m)553408NA
Elevation extremes - lowest point (m)350NA
Irrigated land (sq km)3016,7002012
Land Area - sq km261,214,470.00NA
Land boundaries - km355,244NA
Land use - agricultural land (%)679.402011 est.
Land use - arable land (%)969.902011 est.
Land use - forest (%)1537.602011 est.
Land use – other (%)14913.002011 est.
Land use - permanent crops (%)800.302011 est.
Land use - permanent pasture (%)769.202011 est.
Mean Elevation (m)301,034NA
Population density - Persons per sq km16744.71Jul 2016 est.
Total Area - sq km251,219,090.00NA
Total renewable water resources (cu km)9251.402011
Water Area - sq km684,620NA
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP811.002013
Population
Age structure 0-14 years - female247,667,8302016 est.
Age structure 0-14 years - male257,718,5112016 est.
Age structure 0-14 years (%)7928.342016 est.
Age structure 15-24 years - female (%)234,943,7072016 est.
Age structure 15-24 years - male (%)244,865,8072016 est.
Age structure 15-24 years(%)8118.072016 est.
Age structure 25-54 years - female (%)2811,130,8742016 est.
Age structure 25-54 years - male (%)2811,372,9442016 est.
Age structure 25-54 years(%)9641.442016 est.
Age structure 55-64 years - female (%)331,915,9082016 est.
Age structure 55-64 years - male (%)331,662,8742016 est.
Age structure 55-64 years(%)1326.592016 est.
Age structure 65 years and over - female (%)341,752,6982016 est.
Age structure 65 years and over - male (%)371,269,5512016 est.
Age structure 65 years and over (%)1325.572016 est.
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)6820.502016 est.
Children under the age of 5 years underweight648.702008
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)6259.902003/04
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)329.602016 est.
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)947.702015 est.
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio6113.102015 est.
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)9552.102015 est.
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)7544.502015 est.
Drinking water source - Improved – rural7181.42015 est.
Drinking water source - Improved – total4793.22015 est.
Drinking water source - Improved – urban599.62015 est.
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural5818.62015 est.
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total746.82015 est.
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban860.42015 est.
Education expenditures - percent of GDP236.002010
Health expenditures298.802012
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)418.922014 est.
HIV/AIDS - deaths2138,4002014 est.
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS16,836,5002014 est.
Hospital bed density462.802005
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)5528.402016 est.
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)5735.502016 est.
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)6032.002016 est.
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)12564.602016 est.
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)12261.602016 est.
Life expectancy at birth – total (years)12063.102016 est.
Literacy – female (%)3893.102015 est.
Literacy – male (%)3895.502015 est.
Literacy – total (%)4693.002011 est.
Maternal mortality rate303002010
Median age – female (years)10527.002016 est.
Median age – male (years)10326.502016 est.
Median age – total (years)10626.802016 est.
Mother's mean age at first birth (years)4722.502003-04 est.
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)64-0.902016 est.
Obesity - adult prevalence rate2131.302008
Physicians density980.762011
Population2654,300,704Jul 2016 est.
Population growth rate (%)890.992016 est.
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)9660.52015 est.
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)6939.5NA
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)9666.42015 est.
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)6333.6NA
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)9469.62015 est.
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)5430.4NA
School life expectancy - female (years)8142013
School life expectancy - male (years)9122013
School life expectancy - total (years)8132013
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)161.012016 est
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)250.982016 est
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)241.022016 est
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)350.872016 est
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)400.732016 est
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)131.022016 est
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)220.982016 est
Suffrage418.00NA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)762.312016 est.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)11552014 est.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)5482014 est.
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)5522012 est.
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)941.592015
Urbanization - urban population (%)8564.82010-15 est.
Transportation
Airports11566NA
Airports - with paved runways - total161442013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total134222013
Heliports241.002013
Merchant marine (ships)983NA
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers30885,277,9912015
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers3217,188,8872015
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers252162015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers8232015
Pipelines (km)553,8392013
Railways (km)1320,9862014
Roadways - paved (km)19158,9522014
Roadways - total (km)12747,0142014
Roadways - unpaved (km)5588,0622014




*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 2017. 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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