manufacture of goods increases

More goods were manufactured in South Africa in January - up marginally to 1,4percent year on year after slumping to 0,3percent in December, Statistics South Africa data showed yesterday. The 7,7percent year on year growth in May was the highest growth rate in 24 months, but the total 2007 growth was at only 4,1percent from 4,8percent in 2006 as tougher conditions set in. - I-Net Bridge

More goods were manufactured in South Africa in January - up marginally to 1,4percent year on year after slumping to 0,3percent in December, Statistics South Africa data showed yesterday. The 7,7percent year on year growth in May was the highest growth rate in 24 months, but the total 2007 growth was at only 4,1percent from 4,8percent in 2006 as tougher conditions set in. - I-Net Bridge

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