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.

PICS: 7 unexpected things that can be 3D printed

2019-06-08 15:48

During a recent visit to engineering group Sandviken's headquarters in Sweden, Fin24 took a peek at some of the weird and wonderful items being 3D printed.

Sunday Read: Dark house to lighthouse - an industry leader's Eskom survival guide for SA

2019-05-26 09:30

Fin24 talks smart manufacturing - and how SA can solve the Eskom problem - with Magnus Ekbäck, VP Strategy & Business Development at Sandvik, which operates one of the world's 9 "lighthouse" factories chosen by the World Economic Forum.


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.

Producer inflation rises to 6.5% in April on higher fuel prices

2019-05-30 14:34

The main contributor to the increase was higher fuel prices, with the price of petrol rising by 12.5% in the past year to April, while diesel costs 15.9% more.

Sweden 3D prints the world's first composite diamond

2019-05-22 18:02

A Swedish engineering group has 3D printed the world's first composite diamond.

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