Number of people employed by South Africa's mining industry in 2018 by commodity
South Africa's mining industry employment by commodity 2018
This statistic depicts the number of people employed by South Africa's mining industry in 2018, by commodity. In that year, South Africa's platinum mining industry employed some 167,835 people. The mining industry is an important part of the South African economy, contributing 7.3 percent of the country's total GDP in 2018.
Number of people employed by South Africa's mining industry in 2018 by commodity
Number of employees
Platinum167,835
Gold101,085
Coal86,919
Zinc24,194
Chrome18,397
Iron ore18,077
Diamonds16,666
Manganese8,602
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South Africa's mining industry employment by commodity 2018
This statistic depicts the number of people employed by South Africa's mining industry in 2018, by commodity. In that year, South Africa's platinum mining industry employed some 167,835 people. The mining industry is an important part of the South African economy, contributing 7.3 percent of the country's total GDP in 2018.
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