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South Africa's manufacturing output up 0.3 pct y/y in January
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's manufacturing output barely grew in January, rising by 0.3 percent year-on-year after a flat reading of 0 percent in December, the statistics agency said on Thursday.
Economist polled by Reuters had forecast a rise of 1.2 percent year-on-year in January.
On a month-on-month basis factory production contracted by 2 percent in January, Statistics South Africa.
(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo)
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