Mining production figures are out and the industry has recorded a gain. According to Stats SA, production was up 0.8 per cent year-on-year in February this year. That’s an 3.8 per cent jump from January. Stats SA says the mining of Iron ore and manganese ore are to thank for this slight jump, while coal and gold were the big losers. Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist at the SA Minerals Council joins CNBC Africa for more.