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South African factory output shrank for a third straight month in August.
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Unionised workers in the glass sector will down their tools on Monday, says the General Industries Workers Union of SA.
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 decreased by 3.2% in June, much worse than market expectations of a 1.6% decrease.
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.
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The main contributor to the rise was an increase in the prices of fuel, coal and petroleum prices.
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IHS Markit said it was "the steepest downturn for nearly seven years" and the data was "sending increasingly grim signals for the fourth quarter".
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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 and Volkswagen are among carmakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa.
PPI is a weighted index of prices that businesses charge at the wholesale or producer level for final manufactured goods.
Imports from China fell by 12% in the year ending in May, the biggest decline since the financial crisis.
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.
This is the biggest year-on-year percentage change in the volume of manufacturing production since June 2016.
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.
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