Production in the manufacturing sector rose the most in almost three years as the worst load-shedding the country has seen abated.

Manufacturing production grew 4.6% in April, after the sector saw growth of 1.3% in March. This was higher than the Bloomberg consensus which projected growth of 1.3%.

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