Key findings regarding mining production for November 2017
Mining production increased by 6,5% year-on-year in November 2017. The largest positive contributors were:
Gold (decreasing by 8,3% and contributing -1,3 percentage points) was a significant negative contributor.
Seasonally adjusted mining production decreased by 0,7% in November 2017 compared with October 2017. This followed month-on-month changes of 2,7% in October 2017 and -6,8% in September 2017.
Seasonally adjusted mining production decreased by 1,1% in the three months ended November 2017 compared with the previous three months. Diamonds (contributing -1,1 percentage points) and gold (contributing -1,0 percentage point) were the largest negative contributors.
Key findings regarding mineral sales for October 2017
Mineral sales increased by 14,3% year-on-year in October 2017. The main positive contributors were:
coal (14,0% and contributing 4,1 percentage points);
Seasonally adjusted mineral sales at current prices increased by 5,2% in October 2017 compared with September 2017. This followed month-on-month changes of 0,3% in September 2017 and 5,2% in August 2017.