TABLE-South Africa’s budget deficit at 12.8 bln rand in February

PUBLISHED: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:24:10 GMT
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JOHANNESBURG, March 30 (Reuters) – South Africa recorded a budget deficit of 12.831 billion rand ($859 million) in February, compared with a 2.153 billion rand surplus in the same month last year, National Treasury data showed on Tuesday. The tables below show revenue and expenditure for the eleventh month of the 2020/21 fiscal year (April to March), compared with the previous fiscal year. These are also expressed as a percentage of the 2020/21 revised budget and the audited outcome for 2019/20. REVENUE February Year-to-date % of revised estimate/ Fiscal year R’bln R’bln audited outcome 2020/21 132.745 1,089.179 90.71 2019/20 144.479 1,202.876 89.37 EXPENDITURE February Year-to-date % of revised estimate/ Fiscal year R’bln R’bln audited outcome 2020/21 145.576 1,611.217 89.30 2019/20 142.326 1,497.981 88.58 (1 = 14.9293 rand) (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana Editing by Nqobile Dludla)

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