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SAfrica gold output down 18.2 pct yr/yr in Jan

JOHANNESBURG, March 11 (Reuters) - South African gold output fell 18.2 percent in volume terms and total mineral production rose 7.7 percent in January compared with the same month in the previous year, official data showed on Thursday.

Production of non-gold minerals rose 12.2 percent, Statistics South Africa said on its website www.statssa.gov.za (Reporting by James Macharia)

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