RTTNews - Thursday, a report by Statistics South Africa said the volume of mining output dropped 4.6% year-on-year in March, reflecting a 7.6% fall in gold output and a 4.1% decline in non-gold output.

Month-on-month, mining output slipped 4.7% in March, mainly due to a 5.5% fall in non-gold output. However, gold output rose 0.8%.

In the first quarter, mining output fell 9.4% from the previous year, and declined 12.8% from the fourth quarter.

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