Mining production in South Africa increased 0.8 percent from a year earlier in February of 2021, following an upwardly revised 8.4 percent slump in the previous month. It was the first month of growth in mining activity since February of last year. The largest positive contributions came from iron ore (65.7 percent vs -5.6 percent in January); manganese ore (21.6 percent vs 23.6 percent) and other non-metallic minerals (12.6 percent vs -20.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production rose 3.8 percent, after a downwardly revised 3.9 percent advance in the previous month. source: Statistics South Africa

Mining Production in South Africa averaged -0.33 percent from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23.20 percent in October of 2013 and a record low of -49.30 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - South Africa Mining Production- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Mining Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Mining Production in South Africa is expected to be -10.00 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 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Mining Production is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022 and 3.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Mining Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 -8.40 23.20 -49.30 1981 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-11 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY Jan -6.2% -1.8% -1.9% -3%
2021-03-11 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM Jan 4.5% -1.5% -0.6%
2021-04-13 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM Feb 3.8% 3.9% -2%
2021-04-13 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY Feb 0.8% -8.4% -4%
2021-05-13 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY Apr 0.8%
2021-05-13 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM Apr 3.8%
2021-06-10 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM Mar
2021-06-10 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY Mar


News Stream
South Africa Mining Sector Posts 1st Gain in a Year
Mining production in South Africa increased 0.8 percent from a year earlier in February of 2021, following an upwardly revised 8.4 percent slump in the previous month. It was the first month of growth in mining activity since February of last year. The largest positive contributions came from iron ore (65.7 percent vs -5.6 percent in January); manganese ore (21.6 percent vs 23.6 percent) and other non-metallic minerals (12.6 percent vs -20.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production rose 3.8 percent, after a downwardly revised 3.9 percent advance in the previous month.
2021-04-13
South Africa Mining Activity Shrinks More than Expected
Mining production in South Africa slipped 6.2% from a year earlier in January of 2021, following a revised 1.8% decrease in December and compared with market expectations of a 1.9% fall. It was the eleventh straight monthly decrease in mining activity, likely linked to tighter lockdown restrictions. Main negative contributions came from PGMs (-14.5% vs -20% in December); coal (-13.5% vs 2.1%); gold (-14.1% vs -0.9%) and copper (-42.7% vs -24.6%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production rose 4.5%, the strongest increase in five months.
2021-03-11
South Africa Mining Output Unexpectedly Recovers
Mining production in South Africa rose 0.1% from a year earlier in December of 2020, following a downwardly revised 9.4% slump in the prior month and surprising markets that expected an 8% decline. It was the first increase in mining activity after nine consecutive months of decline. Main positive contributions came from the production of manganese ore (32.5% vs -12.7% in November); diamonds (51.4% vs 55.9%); coal (5.7% vs -5.4%); chromium ore (4.2% vs -6.3%) and other metallic minerals (9.8% vs -4.7%). At the same time, output fell less for gold (-0.9% vs -6.4%); iron ore (-2.1% vs -23.6%) and copper (-24.4% vs -46.4%). In 2020, mining production shrank 10.7%, the biggest annual decline since at least 1990. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production went up 0.5%, after a downwardly revised 2.4% fall in the previous month.
2021-02-11
South Africa Mining Output Shrinks More than Expected
Mining production in South Africa plummeted 11.6% year-on-year in November of 2020, following a downwardly revised 5.9% slump in October and compared to market expectations of a 5% fall. It was the ninth consecutive month of decreases in mining activity and at the fastest pace since June, owing to tighter lockdown restrictions in some of South Africa’s major export markets, particularly Europe, which was experiencing the second wave of Covid-19 infections during November. Output fell mostly for iron ore (-35.3% vs -27.6% in October); copper (-46.2% vs -5.2%); PGMs (-16.1% vs -2%); manganese ore (-15.9% vs 7.8%); nickel (-11% vs 2.9%); coal (-5.9% vs -3.9%) and gold (-7% vs -4%). In contrast, production jumped for diamonds (56% vs 22.6%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production declined 5.7%, after an upwardly revised 0.7% decrease in the previous month.
2021-01-19

South Africa Mining Production
In South Africa, the index of the volume of mining production is a statistical measure of the change in the volume of production. Coal is the most important sector and accounts for 24 percent of total mining production, followed by PGMs (23 percent); gold (16 percent); iron ore (12 percent); other non-metallic minerals (6 percent); diamonds (4 percent); manganese ore and chromium ore (3 percent each); other metallic minerals, building materials and nickel (2 percent each), and copper (1 percent).