Mining production in South Africa fell 5.6 percent year-on-year in November 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in the previous month and well below market expectations of a 0.75 percent rise. Output dropped for diamonds (-21.7 percent vs 27.2 percent in October) and nickel (-5.9 percent vs 8.8 percent). Also, production rose less for platinum group metals (PGM) (0.9 percent vs 21.4 percent); and manganese ore (15.8 percent vs 18.9 percent) while decreased further for other non-metallic minerals (-12.4 percent vs -7.2 percent); and building materials (-12.4 percent vs -3.3 percent). In contrast, output declined at a softer pace for coal (-0.7 percent vs -1.0 percent); gold (-14 percent vs -14.8 percent); iron ore (-19.7 percent vs -24.6 percent); other metallic minerals (-5.9 percent vs -9.1 percent); and copper (-5.0 percent vs -22.8 percent). On a monthly basis, mining output went down 5.8 percent, after a 3.0 percent gain in October. Mining Production in South Africa averaged -0.06 percent from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23.20 percent in October of 2013 and a record low of -17.40 percent in March of 2016.

Mining Production in South Africa is expected to be -2.08 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Mining Production in South Africa to stand at 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Mining Production is projected to trend around 1.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-11 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM 3.3% 0.7% 1.5%
2018-12-11 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY 0.5% -2% -1.5% 0.1%
2019-01-15 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY -5.6% 0.2% 0.75% 1%
2019-01-15 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM -5.8% 3% 2.5%
2019-02-14 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY -5.6% 0.6%
2019-02-14 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM -5.8% 0.6%
2019-03-14 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 31.00 34.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.70 49.50 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 1.60 2.80 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 1.10 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 81.10 86.30 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 12744.00 -9149.00 59100.00 -58506.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 140.00 196.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 39984.00 47478.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 26547.00 31054.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.30 0.30 4.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Internet Speed 6736.79 6595.61 6736.79 685.91 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 4274668.00 3727821.00 6727656.00 520279.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 528.20 543.30 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -5.60 0.20 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 95.20 96.10 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 60.76 60.86 60.86 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 67.00 62.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 49.00 48.20 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21197.00 21947.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 43.00 45.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 71.00 64.00 72.00 23.00 [+]


South Africa Mining Production

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.60 0.20 23.20 -17.40 1981 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Australia 6.10 Sep/18
Brazil 3.30 Nov/18
Canada 4.96 Oct/18
China 3.60 Dec/18
Euro Area -8.20 Nov/18
France -2.80 Nov/18
Germany -9.10 Nov/18
India 2.70 Nov/18
Italy -9.70 Nov/18
Japan -5.80 Nov/18
Mexico -8.00 Nov/18
Netherlands -14.60 Nov/18
Russia 7.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 1.95 Jun/18
South Africa -5.60 Nov/18
South Korea -16.00 Sep/18
Spain -21.90 Nov/18
Switzerland -4.70 Sep/18
Turkey -1.10 Nov/18
United Kingdom -2.30 Nov/18
United States 13.40 Dec/18


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