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Manufacturing gains muted in December

A preliminary estimate showed an ailing manufacturing sector in December. According to Statistics South Africa, manufacturing output rose by a meager 0.1% over the same month a year earlier, down from November’s revised 1.3% climb (previously reported: +1.6% year-on-year). Despite upbeat gains in the motor vehicle, and food and beverage industries, losses in the petrochemical, and metal products and machinery industries dragged on the headline reading.

In month-on-month terms, manufacturing output rose 0.7% in seasonally-adjusted terms (November: +0.4% month-on-month s.a.). Meanwhile, annual average growth in manufacturing output ticked down to 1.1% from November’s 1.3%.

South Africa Manufacturing Output Forecast

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect manufacturing output to increase 1.5% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel expects manufacturing output to increase 2.1%.

South Africa - Industry Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Industrial Production (annual variation in %)1.3  0.1  0.0  0.7  -0.5  

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South Africa Industry
Note: Annual variation of manufacturing output in %.
Source: Statistics South Africa.

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