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South Africa’s manufacturing down 1.8% year/year in August

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 10 (Reuters) – South Africa’s manufacturing output was down 1.8% year-on-year in August after contracting by a revised 0.7% in July, the statistics agency said on Thursday.

On a month-on-month basis factory production inched up 1.3% in August, Statistics South Africa said. (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; editing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo)

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