Mining production in South Africa slumped by 14.9 percent year-on-year in April of 2022, after a downwardly revised 7.5 percent fall in the previous month and worse than market forecasts of a 5 percent decline. It marks the third consecutive month of a downturn in mining activity and at the steepest pace since June of 2020, mainly due to the ongoing power crisis. The largest negative contributors were PGMs (-22.6 percent), coal (-14.7 percent), gold (-27.8 percent) and manganese ore (-10.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production shrank 4.3 percent, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent rise in the prior month. source: Statistics South Africa

Mining Production in South Africa averaged 0.05 percent from 1981 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 117.40 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -50.70 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - South Africa Mining Production- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Mining Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Mining Production in South Africa is expected to be -8.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Mining Production is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2023 and 3.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Mining Production



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-09 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY Apr -14.9% -7.5% -5% -7%
2022-06-09 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM Apr -4.3% 3.2% 2%
2022-07-14 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM May -4.3% -2%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom -5.40 0.30 percent Apr 2022
Industrial Production -7.80 -0.60 percent Apr 2022
Changes in Inventories -3756.00 -25046.00 ZAR Million Mar 2022
Bankruptcies 138.00 182.00 Companies Apr 2022
Mining Production -14.90 -7.50 percent Apr 2022
Gold Production -27.80 -25.70 percent Apr 2022
Electricity Production 19338.00 20240.00 Gigawatt-hour Apr 2022

South Africa Mining Production
In South Africa, the index of the volume of mining production is a statistical measure of the change in the volume of production. Coal is the most important sector and accounts for 24 percent of total mining production, followed by PGMs (23 percent); gold (16 percent); iron ore (12 percent); other non-metallic minerals (6 percent); diamonds (4 percent); manganese ore and chromium ore (3 percent each); other metallic minerals, building materials and nickel (2 percent each), and copper (1 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-14.90 -7.50 117.40 -50.70 1981 - 2022 percent Monthly
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South Africa Mining Output Falls More than Expected
Mining production in South Africa slumped by 14.9 percent year-on-year in April of 2022, after a downwardly revised 7.5 percent fall in the previous month and worse than market forecasts of a 5 percent decline. It marks the third consecutive month of a downturn in mining activity and at the steepest pace since June of 2020, mainly due to the ongoing power crisis. The largest negative contributors were PGMs (-22.6 percent), coal (-14.7 percent), gold (-27.8 percent) and manganese ore (-10.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production shrank 4.3 percent, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent rise in the prior month.
2022-06-09
South Africa Mining Output Falls the Most in Nearly 2 Years
Mining production in South Africa plunged by 9.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2022, after a downwardly revised 5.8 percent fall in the previous month. It was the steepest decline in mining activity since June of 2020. Lower output levels from gold (-25.6 percent); iron ore (-24.4 percent), copper (-39 percent) and manganese ore (-19.8) more than offset a rise in diamonds (44.3 percent) and chromium ore (9.6 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production rose 1.7 percent, following a downwardly revised 6 percent fall in the prior month.
2022-05-12
South Africa Mining Output Falls the Most in Over a Year
Mining production in South Africa plunged by 6 percent year-on-year in February of 2022, after an upwardly revised 1.7 percent rise in the previous month. It was the steepest decline in mining activity since January of 2021. Lower output levels from iron ore (-29.2 percent), PGMs (-16.5 percent) and gold (-9.3 percent) more than offset a rise in coal (5.6 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production slipped 6.4 percent, following an upwardly revised 6.2 percent growth in the prior month
2022-04-14