Manufacturing production falls for fourth straight month

2019-11-07 16:46

Lara Hodes of Investec says the poor data would detract from South Africa's 3rd quarter GDP result.

Caterpillar just flashed the latest warning sign for the global economy

2019-10-23 16:27

The construction equipment titan — a bellwether for global industry — posted a 6% drop in sales and an 8% drop in profit per share.

Manufacturing contracts for the third straight month in August

2019-10-10 14:51

South African factory output shrank for a third straight month in August.

Taking away incentives will hit SA auto sector hard, industry body warns

2019-09-18 19:34

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa has raised concerns that reducing rebates on excise duties will negatively impact the competitiveness of the auto industry.

Increasing cost of living pushes workers in glass sector to strike

2019-08-25 18:39

Unionised workers in the glass sector will down their tools on Monday, says the General Industries Workers Union of SA.

July consumer price inflation drops to 4%

2019-08-21 10:07

This is slightly lower than the projections of analysts, and within the target range of between 3% and 6% set by the SA Reserve Bank.

Manufacturing production for June worse than expected

2019-08-08 19:41

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.2% in June, much worse than market expectations of a 1.6% decrease.

June consumer price inflation unchanged at 4.5%

2019-07-24 10:33

This is mid-point within the target range of between 3% and 6% set by the SA Reserve Bank and in line with the expectations of economists.

5 questions for Michael Mabasa, CEO of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA

2019-07-14 17:01

Michael Mabasa, CEO of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA, shares his views on the local auto manufacturing industry.

SA producer prices up 6.4% for May

2019-06-27 11:42

The main contributor to the rise was an increase in the prices of fuel, coal and petroleum prices.


Non-compliance with minimum employment rules a challenge in SA clothing manufacturing industry

2019-11-05 19:50

Non-compliance with minimum employment conditions remains a challenge in SA's clothing manufacturing industry, says its National Bargaining Council chair.

September inflation cools to 4.1%, but bread, electricity show large rises

2019-10-23 10:39

The costs of bread and cereals rose by 8.5%.

Europe's manufacturing sector is spiraling downward. And there's 'worse to come.'

2019-10-01 13:22

IHS Markit said it was "the steepest downturn for nearly seven years" and the data was "sending increasingly grim signals for the fourth quarter".

The US just became the 5th major economy to see manufacturing slump — a sign of how hard Trump's trade war is hitting global growth

2019-09-04 14:51

The latest US data came two days after Trump's newest round of tariffs kicked in, and the trade war is showing no sign of abating.

SA must brace for more hikes in taxes, electricity tariffs - economist

2019-08-22 09:36

The challenge posed by heavily indebted Eskom means that SA taxpayers must brace for higher taxes and further electricity price hikes, says Absa's Group chief economist.

Nissan, BMW in talks to pull SA into electric car era

2019-08-12 08:01

Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen are among carmakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa.

Producer price inflation slows slightly to 5.8% for June

2019-07-25 12:46

PPI is a weighted index of prices that businesses charge at the wholesale or producer level for final manufactured goods.

Crocs and GoPro are among firms 'aggressively' fleeing China to make their products elsewhere to avoid Trump's tariffs

2019-07-15 14:47

Imports from China fell by 12% in the year ending in May, the biggest decline since the financial crisis.

Sunday Read: A look at SA's auto manufacturing industry

2019-07-14 09:35

About a third of value addition within SA's domestic manufacturing sector is derived either directly or indirectly from vehicle assembly and automotive component manufacturing activity.

Annual SA manufacturing production surprises by growing 4.6% in April

2019-06-11 13:10

This is the biggest year-on-year percentage change in the volume of manufacturing production since June 2016.

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