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South Africa’s Economy Is $37 Billion Bigger After Revision

  • Revision to GDP data means key fiscal metrics may look better
  • South Africa remains continent’s second-biggest economy
Commercial properties, residential buildings and skyscraper offices, including the Hillbrow Tower, center, and the Ponte Tower, right, on the skyline viewed from a rooftop bar in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photographer: Guillem Sartorio/Bloomberg
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South Africa’s economy is 11% bigger than previously estimated, after statistics authorities changed the way they calculate gross domestic product.