S.Africa's Gold Fields says Q3 output up 10 percent

A Gold Fields Mine company logo is seen outside the South Deep Gold mine
A Gold Fields Mine company logo is seen outside the South Deep Gold mine, near Johannesburg, June 4, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African bullion producer Gold Fields said on Thursday it was on track to reach its full-year production target, helped by a 10 percent increase in third-quarter output.

Gold Fields said in a statement it had likely produced 496,000 gold-equivalent ounces in the July-September quarter, up from 451,000 in April-June.