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Statistics Mauritius (under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development)

QIIP 1st Quarter 2015

Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP), First Quarter 2015
(Year 2007 = 100)

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 first quarter of 2015, the overall index of industrial production decreased by 17.9% compared to the previous quarter and expanded by 2.7% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014.
 
  1. The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
 
Growth rate (%) first quarter 2015
Over corresponding quarter of 2014
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
+2.1
-34.1
Manufacturing
+2.5
-20.3
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+3.3
+6.9
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+3.0
+1.0
Industrial Sector
+2.7
-17.9
 
  1. In the year ending first quarter 2015, i.e. second quarter 2014 to first quarter 2015 real industrial output went up by 3.2%.  This is explained mainly by expansions in the real output of “Manufacturing” (+3.2%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+3.9%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+2.6%) partly offset by a contraction of 1.4% in the output of “Mining and quarrying”.
 
June 2015