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

QIIP 4th Quarter 2014

Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP), Fourth Quarter 2014
(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”. 
 
  1. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the overall index of industrial production grew by 13.6% compared to the previous quarter and by 3.8% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013.
 
  1. The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
 
Growth rate (%) fourth quarter 2014
Over corresponding quarter of 2013
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
+2.6
+8.0
Manufacturing
+4.0
+13.1
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+3.5
+24.4
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+2.1
+4.2
Industrial Sector
+3.8
+13.6
 
4.      In 2014, real industrial output grew by 2.3% compared to 2013.  This is mainly explained by growths in the real output of “Manufacturing” (+2.2%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+4.0%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+3.0%) partly offset by a contraction of 5.0% in the output of “Mining and quarrying”.
 
March 2015