October 12, 2017 / 9:49 AM / 6 days ago

South Africa's mining output up 6.9 percent y/y in August

Mine security officials walk underground at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe mine in Westonaria, South Africa, April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Statistics South Africa released its monthly mining production data for August on Thursday.

Below is the breakdown of the main minerals.

Year-on-year output percentage changes

August July

Gold 7.7 5.8 (revised)

PGM 2.0 -4.1 (revised)

Total Mining 6.9 1.9 (revised)

Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng

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