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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production 2nd Qtr 2013

Highlights

 
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”.  Within “Manufacturing”, estimates by broad group, namely “Export Oriented Enterprises (EOE)” “Non-EOE” and “Sugar milling” as well as by main industrial groupings are given.
The Industrial Sector
1.                  In the second quarter of 2013, the overall index of industrial production grew by 5.0% compared to the previous quarter, and by 2.8% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2012.
2.                  The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
Growth rate (%) second quarter 2013
Over corresponding quarter of 2012
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
-5.9
+15.8
Manufacturing           
+3.0
+6.3
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

+3.4

-9.9
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

+2.0

+4.2
Industrial Sector
+2.8
+5.0
 
3.                  In the year ending second quarter 2013, i.e. third quarter 2012 to second quarter 2013, real industrial output grew by 4.5% compared to the corresponding period a year before.
4.                  The growth is explained by expansions in “Mining and quarrying” (+3.8%), “Manufacturing” (+4.5%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+5.9%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+3.1%).  Within “Manufacturing”, “Sugar milling” and “EOE” contracted by 2.6% and 0.6% respectively while the “Non-EOE” sector grew by 8.9%.
September 2013