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15 Jan 2019
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SA mining output down 5.6% year-on-year in November – statistics agency

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Gold and other non-metallic minerals were significant negative contributors.

A platinum mine. Picture: iStock

South Africa’s mining production fell by 5.6% year-on-year in November 2018, weighed down by iron ore, gold, diamonds, and other non-metallic minerals, said Statistics South Africa on Tuesday, adding that seasonally adjusted mining output decreased by 5.8% in November compared with October.

Positive contributors to output included platinum group metals (PGMs) and manganese ore.

Mineral sales increased by 8% year-on-year in November, with the largest positive contributors being iron ore, PGMs, and manganese ore.

Gold and other non-metallic minerals were significant negative contributors.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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