File: South Africa slipped into a technical recession after two quarters of negative growth.
JOHANNESBURG - The economy is officially out of recession.
Third-quarter GDP growth data was released on Tuesday.
Statistics South Africa said the economy grew by 2.2 percent in the third quarter of 2018.
Manufacturing was up 7.5 percent in the third quarter compared to the second
The growth, which contrasted sharply with the second quarter's 0.4 percent contraction, was driven by a surge in the manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors, Stats SA said.
South Africa slipped into a technical recession after two quarters of negative growth.
- Additional reporting AFP