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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) 1st Quarter 2017

Highlights

 (Year 2013 = 100)

 
1.    The Quarterly Index of Industrial Production shows the evolution of the volume or real output of the Industrial Sector comprising “Mining and quarrying”, “Manufacturing”, “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities”. 
 

 

2.    In the first quarter of 2017, the overall index of industrial production went down by 21.8% compared to the previous quarter and remained at the same level when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2016. 

 

 
3.    The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
 
Growth rate (%) first quarter 2017
Over corresponding quarter of 2016
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
+2.7
-29.7
Manufacturing
0.0
-21.8
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
-2.0
+3.7
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
-1.8
-2.8
Industrial Sector
0.0
-21.8
 
 
4.    There was a net expansion of 0.7% in Industrial output for year ending first quarter 2017, i.e. second quarter 2016 to first quarter 2017. This is explained by increases in “Mining and quarrying” (+1.8%), “Manufacturing” sector (+0.7%) “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+1.6%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+1.3%). 
 
 
 
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June 2017