Mining production in South Africa shrank 1.1% year-on-year in March 2019, following an upwardly revised 8.1% fall in February and much less than an expected 6 percent slump. It is the smallest decline in mining activity since last October when it rose 0.6%. Output fell for gold (-17.7% vs -20.6% in February); iron ore (-1.6% vs -20.7%); chromium ore (-6.4% vs -1.9%); platinum group metals (PGM) (-0.5% vs 17.8%); building materials (-4.6% vs -6.1%) and other non-metallic minerals (-8.1% vs -11.6%). Conversely, output grew for copper (24.6% vs 42.1%); manganese ore (5.7% vs -16.9%); nickel (12.7% vs 20.2%); other metallic minerals (14.9% vs 8.4%); diamonds (3% vs -48.2%) and coal (5.7% vs -2%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, mining production increased 3.8% compared to an upwardly revised 2.3% decline 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
2019-04-11 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM -1.5% 0.0% 0.3%
2019-04-11 09:30 AM Mining Production YoY -7.5% -3.3% -3.15% -3.0%
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 YoY -1.1% -4.5%
2019-06-13 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM 3.8% -10%
2019-07-11 09:30 AM Mining Production MoM


South Africa Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 28.00 31.00 92.00 12.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 47.20 45.00 60.87 35.09 [+]
Industrial Production 1.20 0.50 18.50 -23.20 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -2.00 9.10 -8.70 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.40 81.30 86.20 76.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -53932.00 14456.00 66699.00 -59774.00 ZAR Million [+]
Bankruptcies 178.00 146.00 511.00 63.00 Companies [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 36794.00 47718.00 65689.00 18482.00 [+]
Car Registrations 24989.00 30348.00 42915.00 5155.00 [+]
Leading Economic Index -1.80 -0.60 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 543.80 528.40 885.00 182.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -1.10 -8.10 23.20 -17.40 percent [+]
Coincident Index 93.70 91.80 141.17 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 50.30 48.80 52.70 46.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 82.00 82.00 82.00 32.00 [+]
Electricity Production 20923.00 19196.00 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

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 -8.10 23.20 -17.40 1981 - 2019 percent Monthly
2010=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Australia 6.50 Dec/18
Brazil -14.00 Mar/19
Canada -5.04 Feb/19
China 2.90 Apr/19
Euro Area -3.40 Mar/19
France 8.00 Mar/19
Germany -15.40 Mar/19
India 0.80 Mar/19
Italy 5.70 Mar/19
Japan -3.10 Mar/19
Mexico -6.00 Mar/19
Netherlands -10.50 Mar/19
Russia 4.30 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 3.39 Sep/18
South Africa -1.10 Mar/19
South Korea -1.40 Feb/19
Spain -17.20 Mar/19
Switzerland -6.00 Dec/18
Turkey 2.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 9.80 Mar/19
United States 10.40 Apr/19


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