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Gold output falls 21% in December

Feb 14 2013 12:00 Reuters
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The mining industry, the bedrock upon which the country was built, is going through something like an existential crisis. (Picture: Shutterstock) (Shutterstock)

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Johannesburg - Gold output fell by 21.2% in volume terms in December, while total mineral production fell 7.5% compared with the same month last year, data showed on Thursday.  

Production of non-gold minerals was 5% lower, Statistics South Africa said. Production of platinum group metals plunged 23.2% in December.

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