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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) - 4th Quarter 2016

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 fourth quarter of 2016, the overall index of industrial production went up by 10.9% compared to the previous quarter and by 1.7% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2015.
 
3.   The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
 
Growth rate (%) third quarter 2016
Over corresponding quarter of 2015
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
+1.4
+9.2
Manufacturing
+1.7
+10.9
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+2.3
+29.6
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+1.1
+2.0
Industrial Sector
+1.7
+10.9
 
There was a net contraction of 0.1% in Industrial output for year 2016, mostly due to a contraction in the “Manufacturing” sector (-0.1%).  Changes for the other sectors are as follows: “Mining and quarrying” (+1.0%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+4.2%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+2.0%).
 
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   March 2017