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Manufacturing activity improved in May but remained in negative territory because of continued power outages that limited the recovery in the sector after Eskom implemented power cuts for 27 days in the month.

Stats SA on Tuesday showed manufacturing production decreased 2.3% year on year in May. This was an improvement from the sharp April decline of 7.6% downwardly revised from 7.8% year on year due to devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal. ..

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