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The manufacturing sector hardly recorded any growth in January, output was lifted by a tepid 0.3% year on year, compared with an expected rise of 1.2%.

The introduction of a carbon tax, above-inflation cost increases in water and other administered services may compound the sector’s woes.

Absa economist Miyelani Maluleke joined Business Day TV to discuss the data.

Absa economist Miyelani Maluleke talks to Business Day TV about the manufacturing production data

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