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TABLE-South Africa’s manufacturing output down 2.1% year on year in February

PUBLISHED: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:15:54 GMT

JOHANNESBURG, April 8 (Reuters) – South Africa’s manufacturing output contracted 2.1% year on year in February after shrinking by a revised 4.2% in January, the statistics agency said on Thursday. Percentage changes: Y/Y M/M Food and beverages -0.7 3.3 Textiles, clothing etc. 3.8 -3.5 Wood and wood products, paper 0.1 -0.3 Petroleum and chemicals -8.4 -3.7 Glass and non-metallic 8.9 -2.7 Basic iron, steel etc. -4.8 -5.4 Electrical machinery 3.0 -5.5 Radio, TV and Comms -8.0 -1.4 Motor vehicles, parts etc. 13.2 1.3 Furniture and others -17.0 -6.4 Total -2.1 -1.2 (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana Editing by Nqobile Dludla)

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