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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) - 2nd Quarter 2016

Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP), Second Quarter 2016
(Year 2013 = 100)

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 second quarter of 2016, the overall index of industrial production went up by 9.2% compared to the previous quarter.  However it regressed by 2.2% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2015. 
 
3.   The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
Growth rate (%) second quarter 2016
Over corresponding quarter of 2015
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
+3.20
+27.8
Manufacturing
-2.2
+9.2
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+1.9
-15.3
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+3.3
-0.4
Industrial Sector
-2.2
+9.2
 
4.  In the year ending second quarter 2016, i.e. third quarter 2015 to second quarter 2016, real industrial output dropped by 0.3% mostly explained by a contraction of 0.7% in “Manufacturing” sector.  Changes for the other sectors are as follows: “Mining and quarrying” (-2.2%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+4.8%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+2.7%).
 
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 September 2016