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Manufacturing output slips, mining production rises

Jun 11 2015 13:57

Johannesburg - Manufacturing production unexpectedly contracted by 2% year-on-year (y/y) in April after a revised 4% increase in March, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday.

On a month-on-month basis, factory output was also down 2%, but edged up 0.1% in the three months to April, compared with the previous three months.

Meanwhile, Stats SA said mining output lifted 7.7% in April as it released its monthly mining production data. Below is the breakdown of the main minerals, with y/y output percentage changes:

April/March

Gold: -9.1/3.2 (revised);

Total Mining: 7.7/19.5 (revised); and

Platinum group metals: 81.6/132.2 (revised).

stats sa  |  manufacturing data  |  sa economy  |  mining
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