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Industry of South Africa

Major industries in the country are mining (world's largest producer of platinum, gold, chromium), automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair. The Industrial Production growth rate of South Africa is 0.9%.27.5% of population in the country are unemployed. The total number of unemployed people in South Africa is 15,784,566. South Africa produces 257,900 GW/h of electricity each year. South Africa emits 9.3 metric tons per capita of CO₂. On average, you would pay 1.19 USD for one liter of gasoline in South Africa. One liter of diesel would cost 0.75 USD.


The total labor force of South Africa is 22,040,780 people, wherein 9% are working in agriculture, 26% are working in industry, and 65% are employed in services. People in South Africa speak the 'Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Northern Sotho, Venda, Tsonga, Swati, and Ndebele languages.