Mining production in South Africa shrank 1.5% year-on-year in April 2019, after a downwardly revised 0.7% fall in March. Output declined for gold (-19.5% vs -18.3% in March); iron ore (-11.9% vs -1.8%); chromium ore (-7.2% vs -6.3%); nickel (-7.7% vs 12.7%) and building materials (-3.8% vs 0.5%) and rose less for coal (0.4% vs 6.1%). In contrast, gains were recorded for copper (42.2% vs 24.6%); manganese ore (5.9% vs 5.7%); platinum group metals (PGM) (1.7% vs -0.5%); other metallic minerals (82.8% vs 26.7%); diamonds (20.6% vs 3.1%) and other non-metallic minerals (5.2% vs -7.7%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production went down 2.3% compared to an upwardly revised 4.2% gain in the previous month. Mining Production in South Africa averaged -0.09 percent from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 23.20 percent in October of 2013 and a record low of -17.40 percent in March of 2016.

Mining Production in South Africa is expected to be -1.82 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Mining Production in South Africa to stand at -1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Mining Production is projected to trend around 1.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-05-09 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY -1.1% -8.1% -6% -10%
2019-05-09 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM 3.8% -2.3% -3%
2019-06-13 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM -2.3% 4.2% -10%
2019-06-13 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY -1.5% -0.7% -0.75% -0.6%
2019-07-11 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM -2.3% -0.8%
2019-07-11 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY -1.5% -1.2%
2019-08-08 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 28.00 28.00 92.00 12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 45.40 47.20 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 4.60 1.30 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 2.80 0.90 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.40 81.30 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -11587.00 -53932.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 173.00 178.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 40506.00 36787.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 26170.00 24989.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -0.40 2.00 4.70 -3.70 percent [+]
Internet Speed 6736.79 6595.61 6736.79 685.91 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 4274668.00 3727821.00 6727656.00 520279.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 576.00 543.80 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.50 -0.70 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 93.00 93.70 141.17 88.12 Index Points [+]
Competitiveness Index 60.76 60.86 60.86 4.31 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 67.00 62.00 67.00 35.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 49.30 50.30 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20711.00 20923.00 23801.00 10439.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 43.00 43.00 56.80 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 73.00 71.00 73.00 23.00 [+]


South Africa Mining Production

In South Africa, mining production measures the output of businesses integrated in the mining sector of the economy. This page provides - South Africa Mining Production- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Mining Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.50 -0.70 23.20 -17.40 1981 - 2019 percent Monthly
2010=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Australia 3.20 Mar/19
Brazil -24.00 Apr/19
Canada -5.36 Mar/19
China 3.90 May/19
Euro Area -7.80 Apr/19
France -0.80 Apr/19
Germany -15.90 Apr/19
India 5.10 Apr/19
Italy 5.70 Mar/19
Japan -3.20 Apr/19
Mexico -9.00 Apr/19
Netherlands -15.80 Apr/19
Russia 2.80 May/19
Saudi Arabia 3.39 Sep/18
South Africa -1.50 Apr/19
South Korea -5.90 Mar/19
Spain 4.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 1.40 Mar/19
Turkey -9.30 Apr/19
United Kingdom 0.10 Apr/19
United States 10.00 May/19


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