South African economy: global context

South Africa's rate of growth has, in the recent past, attracted the attention of the developed world and competes with that of other countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (which are the four largest emerging economies). Based on GDP growth predictions*, rate of inflation, government debt as percentage of GDP*, and the ease of doing business, in 2012 South Africa was ranked 15th on the list of emerging economies across the world in the Bloomberg Market Report*.

Emerging markets rankings (2012)