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S.Africa manufacturing output up 3 pct y/y in August

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JOHANNESBURG, Oct 11 (Reuters) - South Africa'smanufacturing output beat market expectations in August, growingby 3.0 percent year-on-year in volume terms compared with arevised 6.3 percent rise in July, data showed on Thursday.

On a month-on-month basis production rose by a seasonallyadjusted 3.0 percent and grew by 0.9 percent in the three monthsto August compared with the previous quarter, Statistics SouthAfrica said.

Economists polled by Reuters earlier this week expected a1.1 percent year-on-year contraction in August.

(Reporting by Xola Potelwa)

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