January 11, 2018 / 12:40 PM / in 10 days

South Africa's November manufacturing output up 1.7 percent yr/yr

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s manufacturing output rose 1.7 percent year-on-year in November, after rising by a revised 2.3 percent in October, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast manufacturing volumes would rise by 0.45 percent year-on-year in November.

Factory production on a month-on-month basis was up 0.9 percent and rose 0.5 percent in the three months to November compared with the previous three months.

Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana, editing by Larry King

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