SA’s mining production up

2014-02-13 18:13

South Africa’s total mining production grew by 4% last year compared to a drop in 2012.

“The increase in annual mining production followed a decrease of 3.2% in 2012 and a decrease of 0.9% in 2011,” Stats SA said in its key findings for mining production and sales today.

In the fourth quarter of last year, seasonally adjusted mining production increased 4.3% from the previous quarter.

The main contributor to this increase was iron ore, which contributed 3.3 percentage points.

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