Johannesburg, South Africa — 11 April 2013 – South African production of platinum group metals soared 66% in February, underscoring the dramatic impact of a violent strike that shut the world’s largest platinum mine run by Impala Platinum in the same month last year.

Gold output fell by 4.7% in volume terms, Fin24 quotes Statistics South Africa as revealing in the same statement.

The statement added that total mineral production had risen 7% compared with the same month last year, while production of non-gold minerals had been 9.5% higher..

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