March 13, 2018 / 11:28 AM / 3 months ago

South Africa's January manufacturing output up 2.5 percent yr/yr

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s manufacturing output rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in January after expanding by a revised 1.8 percent in December, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

Workers work on machines at a clothing factory at an industrial town of Newcastle, 260 km (162 miles) southeast of Johannesburg, file. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

Factory production on a month-on-month basis was down 1.6 percent and rose 1.8 percent in the three months to January compared with the previous three months.

Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by James Macharia

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