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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) -4th Quarter 2018

 

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 fourth quarter of 2018, the overall index of industrial production expanded by 16.3% compared to the previous quarter and by 2.2% when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017.    
3.  The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
  
Growth rate (%) fourth quarter 2018
Over corresponding quarter of 2017
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
+2.7
+8.6
Manufacturing
+2.3
+15.1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+1.2
+28.8
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+6.5
+12.4
Industrial Sector
+2.2
+16.3
 
4.   The index for the year 2018, worked out as the average of quarterly indices, grew by 0.8%. This is explained by expansions in “Mining and quarrying” (+2.1%), “Manufacturing” (+0.7%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+2.7%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+4.5%).
 
 
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March 2019