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​​Economic Data
​​isaac-smith-AT77Q0Njnt0-unsplash.jpgJohannesburg is the largest single metropolitan contributor to the national economic product. National average growth in gross domestic product (GDP) has been 1,8% over the past 10 years, with Johannesburg marginally outpacing that growth with an average growth per annum of 2%. ​The city's contribution to the national economy is almost 16%, while it is 40% to the Gauteng province. 

Per capita gross geographic product (GGP) in Johannesburg is R31 000. This compares to World Bank-designated middle-income countries whose average GGP per capitais R33 000.

The average annual income per household is R31 048, which is on average 57% higher than that for South Africa as a whole, and 9% higher than the GGP per capita for Gauteng.​

The city's economy is dominated by four sectors, three of which are service sectors. The four key sectors are: ​​

  • financial and business services;
  • retail and wholesale trade;
  • community and social services; and
  • th​e manufacturing sector.​​​​
 Photo from Unsplash​ by Isaac Smith