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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) 1st Quarter 2013

(Year 2007 = 100)

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 grouping are given.
The Industrial Sector
1.                  In the first quarter of 2013, the overall index of industrial production contracted by 14.5% compared to the previous quarter.  When compared with the corresponding quarter of 2012, it grew by 4.8%.
2.                  The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
Growth rate (%) first quarter 2013
Over corresponding quarter of 2012
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
-2.8
-28.4
Manufacturing           
+5.3
-16.3
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

+6.0

+7.9
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

+2.9

-0.2
Industrial Sector
+4.8
-14.5
3.                  In the year ending first quarter 2013, i.e. second quarter 2012 to first quarter 2013, real industrial output grew by 3.2% compared to the corresponding period a year before.
4.                  The growth is explained by expansions in “Mining and quarrying” (+1.3%), “Manufacturing” (+3.0%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+5.2%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+2.8%).  Within “Manufacturing”, “Sugar milling” and “(EOE)” contracted by 4.7% and 0.5% respectively while the “Non-EOE” sector grew by 6.8%.
June 2013
 
 
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