South Africa’s manufacturing output falls 49.4% year on year in April

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A worker inspects cars at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, outside Pretoria, September 11, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
FILE PHOTO: A worker inspects cars at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, outside Pretoria, September 11, 2009.
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s manufacturing output fell 49.4% year on year in April during a nationwide lockdown, after contracting by a revised 5.5% in March, the statistics agency said on Thursday.

Factory production was down 44.3% in April month on month and declined 16.9% in the three months to the end of April, Statistics South Africa said.

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