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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) -2nd Quarter 2018

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 second quarter of 2018, the overall index of industrial production expanded by 8.6% compared to the previous quarter and by 1.3% when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017.    
3.    The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
  
Growth rate (%) Second quarter 2018
Over corresponding quarter of 2017
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
+2.2
+30.9
Manufacturing
+1.0
+13.1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+4.4
-14.5
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+4.4
-2.7
Industrial Sector
+1.3
+8.6
 
5.    In year ending second quarter 2018, i.e. third quarter 2017 to second quarter 2018, real industrial output expanded by 1.6%. This is explained by increases in “Mining and quarrying” (+1.0%), “Manufacturing” sector (+1.7%) “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+3.6%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+4.8%).
 
 
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September 2018