South Africa’s gold output down 21.2% in December

Data released by Statistics South Africa shows that the country’s gold output fell by 21.2% in volume terms in December 2012.

South Africa’s gold output fell by 21.2 percent in volume terms in December, while total mineral production fell 7.5 percent compared with the same month last year, data showed on Thursday.

Production of non-gold minerals was 5 percent lower, Statistics South Africa said. Production of platinum group metals plunged 23.2 percent in December.

(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; Editing by Ed Cropley)


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