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.

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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