Wednesday, 04 September 2019 15:37

South Africa's economy grew by 3.1 percent in the second quarter of 2019, it was helped by the mining sector which recorded its strongest growth since 2016, the Stats SA said.

Statistics SA further said mining was up 14.4 percent, followed by the finance sector which added 4.1 percent and trade which gained 3.9 percent during the quarter.

Agriculture fell by 4.2 percent on the back of the lower production of field crops and horticultural products.

The Treasury expects GDP growth of 1.5 percent in 2019 compared with 0.8 percent last year and 1.4 percent in 2017.