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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production 4th Quarter 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 fourth quarter of 2013, the overall index of industrial production grew by 13.6% compared to the previous quarter and by 4.3% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2012.
2.            The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
Growth rate (%) fourth quarter 2013
Over corresponding quarter of 2012
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
-8.0
0.0
Manufacturing
+4.8
+13.7
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

+5.0

+24.2
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

+3.4

+4.8
Industrial Sector
+4.3
+13.6
3.            In 2013, real industrial output grew by 4.2% compared to 2012.
4.            The growth is explained by expansions in the real output of “Manufacturing” (+4.6%), “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+4.4%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+2.5%) partly offset by a contraction of 4.6% in the output of “Mining and quarrying”.
 
March 2014