The Eastern Cape economy contracted by 0.3 of a percentage point to 0.7% year-on-year (y/y) in 2016, lower than 1.1% in the previous year. The negative growth experienced by the Eastern Cape economy in 2015 was due to negative growth in the following sectors: Agriculture (6.3% y/y), Mining (4.6% y/y), Electricity (1.1% y/y) and Manufacturing (0.2% y/y). GDP Annual Growth Rate in the Eastern Cape averaged 2.5% y/y from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all-time high of 5.3% in 2007 and a record low of -1.0% in 2009. 

 

 

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