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

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

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

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

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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