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)