Just Released: StatsSA Tourist Accommodation, F&B reports for April 2022

StatsSA earlier today released the Tourism Accommodation and Food and Beverage reports for April 2022:

Measured in nominal terms (current prices), total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 53,4% in April 2022 compared with April 2021.


​Income from accommodation increased by 43,5% year-on-year in April 2022, the result of a 17,8% increase in the number of stay unit nights sold and a 21,8% increase in the average income per stay unit night sold.

In April 2022, the largest contributors to the 43,5% year-on-year increase in income from accommodation were:

  • hotels (59,0% and contributing 27,7 percentage points); and
  • other accommodation (32,3% and contributing 14,5 percentage points).

Income from accommodation increased by 71,0% in the three months ended April 2022 compared with the three months ended April 2021. The main contributors to this increase were:

  • hotels (93,0% and contributing 44,6 percentage points); and
  • other accommodation (50,2% and contributing 22,0 percentage points).

Seasonally adjusted income from accommodation increased by 10,1% month-on-month in April 2022 and by 11,4% month-on-month in March 2022.

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For the Food and Beverage sector in April 2022:

Year-on-year percentage change in food and beverages income at constant 2015 prices by type of income.

Measured in real terms (constant 2015 prices), total income generated by the food and beverages industry increased by 12,7% in April 2022 compared with April 2021. Positive annual growth rates were recorded for ‘other’ income (15,8%) and income from food sales (14,3%).

Year-on-year percentage change in food and beverages income at constant 2015 prices by type of enterprise

In April 2022, the main contributors to the 12,7% year-on-year increase were:

·         restaurants and coffee shops (10,2% and contributing 5,2 percentage points); and

·         takeaway and fast-food outlets (13,0% and contributing 4,5 percentage points).

Food and beverages income at constant 2015 prices for the latest three months by type of enterprise

Total income increased by 14,6% in the three months ended April 2022 compared with the three months ended April 2021. The main contributors to this increase were:

  • takeaway and fast-food outlets (17,8% and contributing 6,0 percentage points); and
  • restaurants and coffee shops (9,2% and contributing 4,8 percentage points).

Seasonally adjusted income for the food and beverages industry increased by 4,2% in April 2022 compared with March 2022. This followed month-on-month changes of 4,0% in March 2022 and -1,9% in February 2022.

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