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Inflation in the mining industry and the use of price and cost indices

The vulnerability of the mining industry and private companies to economic and market volatility, both locally and globally, has become a central concern for decision makers and contributors to the South African economy. The exposure to price and market volatility based on global instability is a reality that all buyers and sellers in the mining industry must consider.

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China remains hungry for commodities and export growth

In an attempt to soothe its massive demand for growth, while trying to satisfy its hunger for commodities, China is expanding its array of importers.

The world's third largest economy's involvement in Africa is increasingly visible. China is already the biggest importer of iron, chromium, and manganese ore, all of which is prosperous in Africa. The rise of China is also felt in other mining nations.

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