Filomena Scalise

Johannesburg - The South African Reserve Bank's monthly leading business cycle indicator ticked up 0.1 percent in December from

November, as business cycle indicators for key trading partner states accelerated while the export commodity price index was also up, the bank said on Tuesday.

The indicator collates data such as vehicle sales, job advertisements, business confidence and money supply to gauge the economic outlook.

Indices: 2000 = 100 Dec Nov Oct

Leading Indicator 131.7 131.6 130.4

12-mth percentage change 1.2 1.2 0.7

Coincident Indicator 165.5 163.1

12-mth percentage change 6.9 6.0

Lagging Indicator 106.2 105.3

12-mth percentage change 0.2 -0.7 - Reuters