Mining production in South Africa rose 0.5 percent year-on-year in October 2018, following an upwardly revised 2.0 percent decline in the previous month and above market expectations of a 1.5 percent fall. It was the first gain in mining output since June, as production of nickel rebounded (8.8 percent vs 19.8 percent in September). Also, output increased further for platinum group metals (PGM) (21.4 percent vs 7.9 percent); diamonds (27.2 percent vs 10.6 percent); manganese ore (19.9 percent vs 16 percent) and chromium ore (9.4 percent vs 9.2 percent). Additionally, production fell less for coal (-1.3 percent vs -2.1 percent); gold (-15.1 percent vs -19.7 percent); other non-metallic minerals (-4.8 percent vs -3.8 percent); other metallic minerals (-9.1 percent vs -15.5 percent); building materials (-8.7 percent vs -12.3 percent) and copper (-22.8 percent vs -44.7 percent). On a monthly basis, mining output went up 3.3 percent, after rising 0.7 percent in September. Mining Production in South Africa averaged -0.05 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 0.60 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 -1.84 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
2018-11-08 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY -1.8% -6.7% 0.3% -5%
2018-11-08 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM 1.2% 1% -2%
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 MoM 3.3%
2019-01-15 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY 0.5% 0.5%
2019-02-14 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY 0.60%


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 31.00 34.00 91.00 10.20 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.50 42.40 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 3.00 -0.10 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.10 -0.80 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 47486.00 51856.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 31054.00 35050.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.20 -0.50 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 543.30 572.90 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.50 -2.00 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 96.10 95.80 141.17 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 48.20 46.90 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 21947.00 20844.00 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
0.50 -2.00 23.20 -17.40 1981 - 2018 percent Monthly
2010=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Australia 6.10 Sep/18
Brazil 3.90 Oct/18
Canada 5.46 Aug/18
China 2.30 Nov/18
Euro Area -18.70 Sep/18
France 3.10 Oct/18
Germany -5.70 Oct/18
India 7.00 Oct/18
Italy 0.00 Oct/18
Japan -8.50 Oct/18
Mexico -5.60 Oct/18
Netherlands -17.70 Oct/18
Russia 7.80 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 1.95 Jun/18
South Africa 0.50 Oct/18
South Korea -16.00 Sep/18
Spain -16.20 Oct/18
Switzerland -4.70 Sep/18
Turkey 6.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -1.70 Oct/18
United States 13.20 Nov/18


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