South Africa: Manufacturing Production And Sales, September 2019

Stats SA has released the monthly statistics for September, which contains information regarding indices of the physical volume of manufacturing production and the total value of sales of manufactured products, according to manufacturing divisions.

Key findings: P3041.2 - Manufacturing: Production and sales, September 2019, noted that:

Manufacturing production decreased by 2,4% in September 2019 compared with September 2018. Nine of the ten manufacturing divisions reported negative growth rates over this period. The largest negative contributions were made by the following divisions:

  • basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (-4,8% and contributing -0,9 of a percentage point);
  • wood and wood products, paper, publishing and printing (-6,5% and contributing -0,8 of a percentage point);
  • petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products (-2,8% and contributing -0,6 of a percentage point); and
  • motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport equipment (-3,6% and contributing -0,3 of a percentage point).

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