10.09.2019 14:59:57

South Africa Manufacturing Output Falls For Second Month

(RTTNews) - South Africa's manufacturing output decreased for a second consecutive month in July, preliminary data from Statistics South Africa showed on Tuesday. The manufacturing production decreased an unadjusted 1.1 percent year-on-year following a 3.6 percent drop in June. The biggest negative contribution came from petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products, which logged an 8 percent fall in output. The main positive contribution came from food and beverages, which saw a 7 percent growth in production. On a month-on-month basis, manufacturing production grew 0.4 percent in July after a 1.9 percent slump in the previous month. Output grew for the first time in three months.