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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) - 1st Quarter 2016

 Highlights

 
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 2016, the overall index of industrial production went down by 22.1% compared to the previous quarter and by 3.5% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2015. 
 
3.  The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
Growth rate (%) first quarter 2016
Over corresponding quarter of 2015
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
-2.0
-31.0
Manufacturing
-3.6
-22.2
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+4.9
+5.9
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+3.6
+2.6
Industrial Sector
-3.5
-22.1
4.  The index for the year ending first quarter 2016, i.e. second quarter 2015 to first quarter 2016 dropped by 0.9%.  This is explained by contractions in “Mining and quarrying” (-3.6%) and “Manufacturing” (-1.3%) partly offset by expansions in “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+4.0%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+3.1%).

  

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June 2016