SA's factory output up

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Johannesburg - South Africa's manufacturing output rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in volume terms in October from a 3.3 percent contraction in September, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

On a month-on-month basis, factory production surged 6.9 percent but dropped 2.5 percent in the three months to October compared with the preceding period.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a year-on-year contraction of 2.1 percent and growth of 2 percent on a month on month basis. - Reuters

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