South Africa GDP Per Capita 1960-2021

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.
  • South Africa gdp per capita for 2019 was $6,001, a 5.85% decline from 2018.
  • South Africa gdp per capita for 2018 was $6,374, a 3.94% increase from 2017.
  • South Africa gdp per capita for 2017 was $6,132, a 16.3% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa gdp per capita for 2016 was $5,273, a 8.05% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Malaysia $11,414
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Grenada $10,809
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Montenegro $8,909
Brazil $8,717
Dominican Republic $8,282
Equatorial Guinea $8,132
Dominica $8,111
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Thailand $7,807
Gabon $7,767
Libya $7,686
Lebanon $7,584
St. Vincent and the Grenadines $7,458
Serbia $7,412
Peru $6,978
Belarus $6,663
Guyana $6,610
Colombia $6,429
Suriname $6,360
Ecuador $6,184
Fiji $6,176
Bosnia $6,109
North Macedonia $6,022
South Africa $6,001
Iraq $5,955
Jamaica $5,582
Paraguay $5,415
Albania $5,353
Namibia $4,957
Tonga $4,903
Belize $4,815
Azerbaijan $4,794
Armenia $4,623
Guatemala $4,620
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South Africa GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2019 $6,001 -5.85%
2018 $6,374 3.94%
2017 $6,132 16.30%
2016 $5,273 -8.05%
2015 $5,735 -10.86%
2014 $6,433 -5.84%
2013 $6,832 -8.92%
2012 $7,501 -6.32%
2011 $8,007 9.26%
2010 $7,329 25.00%
2009 $5,863 1.77%
2008 $5,761 -5.49%
2007 $6,096 8.81%
2006 $5,602 4.06%
2005 $5,384 11.38%
2004 $4,834 28.85%
2003 $3,751 49.91%
2002 $2,502 -6.16%
2001 $2,666 -12.07%
2000 $3,032 -1.59%
1999 $3,082 -2.30%
1998 $3,154 -11.14%
1997 $3,550 1.58%
1996 $3,494 -6.86%
1995 $3,752 8.90%
1994 $3,445 1.67%
1993 $3,389 -2.60%
1992 $3,479 5.88%
1991 $3,286 4.65%
1990 $3,140 13.92%
1989 $2,756 1.65%
1988 $2,712 5.00%
1987 $2,582 28.11%
1986 $2,016 11.50%
1985 $1,808 -25.57%
1984 $2,429 -13.88%
1983 $2,820 8.43%
1982 $2,601 -10.72%
1981 $2,913 0.26%
1980 $2,906 40.27%
1979 $2,072 20.28%
1978 $1,722 12.19%
1977 $1,535 8.36%
1976 $1,417 -6.35%
1975 $1,513 0.91%
1974 $1,499 22.37%
1973 $1,225 33.55%
1972 $917 2.25%
1971 $897 7.50%
1970 $835 6.91%
1969 $781 9.76%
1968 $711 5.35%
1967 $675 8.68%
1966 $621 6.25%
1965 $585 6.50%
1964 $549 7.33%
1963 $511 8.14%
1962 $473 3.97%
1961 $455 2.70%
1960 $443 2.70%