S.Africa's gold output up in Aug, platinum down

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 11 (Reuters) - South Africa's gold output rose 0.4 percent in volume terms in August while total mineral production increased 0.8 percent compared with the same month last year, Statistics South Africa data showed on Thursday.

Production of platinum group metals fell 1.9 percent, while output of non-gold minerals rose 1 percent, the statistics agency said.

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