11.04.2014 - South Africa February platinum output plunges most in two years
South Africa’s platinum group metals output dropped the most in two years in February after a strike at the world’s three biggest producers crippled output. Production of PGM metals fell 36 percent in the month, Juan-Pierre Terblanche, a spokesman for Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa, said by phone today. That was the biggest decrease since February 2012, when workers walked out at Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. for six weeks. The decline caused total mining output to drop 4.8 percent from a year ago...............................................Full Article: Source
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