Less electricity produced and distributed in SA y-o-y, says Stats SA

2018-06-01 16:31

There has been a decrease in distribution and production of electricity in South Africa, says Stats SA.

ArcelorMittal SA reports 2% dip in domestic steel sales

2018-05-11 12:50

Steel producer ArcelorMittal SA says domestic sales in the first quarter of the year were 2% lower due to a dip in local demand, forecasting tough conditions to continue into the next segment.

Kolomela mine boosts Kumba's production

2018-04-25 09:19

Kumba Iron Ore sees an increase of total production, with Kolomela mine contributing the most and Sishen mine trailing behind.

What a milestone! 150 millionth Volkswagen built

2017-08-28 09:18

Volkswagen celebrates a car-production milestone as its 150 millionth vehicle, a blue Golf GTE, rolled off its assembly line in Germany. What's more, the automakers says it will a launch more than 10 new models this year!

Samsung plans $18bn of new investments in chip production

2017-07-04 16:27

Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips, announced 20.4trn won ($18bn) of new investments to expand semiconductor output in South Korea.

Mexico says existing Ford jobs safe

2017-06-22 08:40

A state official in western Mexico says more than 3400 jobs at a Ford assembly plant are safe following the company's announcement that it will shift planned production of its Focus to China.

Volvo Cars moves into fast-growing Indian market

2017-05-18 14:11

Swedish carmaker Volvo said Thursday it will start assembling cars in India this year in a move into a fast-expanding market where it has had only a small presence until now.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-05-08 05:42

The market will keep a close eye on economic data being released over the next few days, as it could reflect the effects of the recent Cabinet reshuffle on the economy.

Coal drags but mining production still on the up

2017-03-14 15:03

January mining production statistics show an improvement of 1.3% compared to the previous year.

Merafe's ferrechrome production climbs 4%

2017-01-26 11:03

Merafe Resources reported a slight uptick in its ferrochrome production for the year ended 31 December 2016.


Volvo in demand: More stylish XC40 SUVs headed for SA

2018-05-29 08:15

Volvo has received almost 80 000 orders for its new XC40 and is expanding production to meet demand. Locally, 700 units will be available.

'SA builds some of the best cars in the world' - first locally-built BMW X3 SUV shipped off

2018-05-09 08:24

'After committing an enormous R6.1-billion investment to its Rosslyn production facility, BMW South Africa is now building X3s for local consumption and export,' writes Lance Branquinho.

Hyundai workers halt SUV production after talks collapse

2017-11-28 12:03

Hyundai workers suspended production on SUV assembly lines to protest ramped up output

Manufacturing production drops in May

2017-07-11 16:00

Manufacturing production underperformed, declining 0.3% for the month of May, despite expected growth of 0.5%, said an analyst.

'Downturns in business to dent manufacturing sector'

2017-07-03 17:10

There may possibly be a contraction in manufacturing production, following downturns in business and new sales, says an analyst.

General Motors to stop sales in India by 2017 year end

2017-05-19 09:23

US auto giant General Motors will stop selling cars in India by year end, it said Thursday, putting the brakes on efforts to penetrate one of the world's fastest growing markets.

Porsche builds its one-millionth 911 sports car

2017-05-15 13:30

Porsche reaches a milestone with the one-millionth 911 rolling off its production line.

Light at the end of mining tunnel with increased profits

2017-03-30 18:14

South Africa’s mining sector’s profits improved by R72.2bn in the period between 2015 and 2016, although the increase is off a very low base, says the Chamber of Mines.

Lonmin's platinum production at Marikana drops

2017-01-26 12:06

The unit costs of platinum production will remain under pressure for the foreseeable future until there's a sustained improvement in production throughput from mining, said Lonmin.

SA platinum production plummets 12%

2016-12-08 12:32

Mining production fell by 2.9% in the past year, mainly owing to a drop in platinum metals production, according to Statistics South Africa.

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