JOHANNESBURG - As expected, South Africa's economy continues to decline.
The latest GDP figures from StatsSA shows the economy shrunk by 2 percent in the first quarter of 2020 before the impact of COVID-19.
The biggest contributor to the negative growth was the mining sector.
It shrunk by a staggering 21.5 percent.
Manufacturing also contracted by 8.5 percent, mainly due to load-shedding.
The biggest positive contributor was the agricultural sector which increased by over 27 percent.
- Additional reporting Reuters -