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Increases in the production volume of steel, iron and machinery, as well as food and beverages, offset declines in electrical machinery, radios and television.
On Tuesday we will see the release of the latest SA mining and manufacturing data. The next day, all eyes will be on business confidence and retail sales figures.
UK manufacturers have staged a modest rebound from the initial shock of the Brexit vote, as a weaker pound boosted overseas demand for cars.
A UK manufacturing gauge has fallen more than economists forecast, while still signaling solid growth after reaching a 16-month high the previous month.
Manufacturing production unexpectedly contracted by 2% year-on-year in April, while mining output lifted 7.7%, says Statistics South Africa.
Data released this will week will include quarterly consumer confidence data, expected to indicate the realities of poor household income.
Data from Stats SA and the BER provide some good and bad news in South Africa's manufacturing sector.
German factory orders have risen for the first time in four months, climbing more than economists anticipated.
Britain's services sector have recorded its weakest growth in more than two years last month, mirroring signs of economic weakness in the United States and China.
China's factories have suffered their fastest drop in activity in a year in April as new orders shrank, with the possibility of fresh stimulus measures.
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