Industrial production down 1.1% in first eleven months of 2017 | Tunisia News Gazette

Industrial production down 1.1% in first eleven months of 2017

The index of industrial production decreased by 1.1% in the first eleven months of 2017, due in part to the decline in production in the extractive industries sector (-9.2 %), and secondly the rise in production in the manufacturing sector (+ 0.3%).

In the first eleven months of 2017, the increase in manufacturing output is mainly due to the increase in production in the mechanical and electrical industry sector of 2.9%. 4.6% rubber and plastic industry and the textile, clothing and leather sector (+ 0.6%).

On the other hand, production fell in the non-metallic mineral product manufacturing sector (-5.5%), following the drop in cement production, the oil refining sector (-5 , 3%) and the chemical industry sector (-0.9%).

Extractive industry output declined by 9.2% in the first eleven months of 2017, following a 12.2% decline in production in the energy extraction sector.

In addition, production increased in the non-energy extraction sector (+ 13.9%) following the increase in crude phosphate production.

On the other hand, industrial production recorded an increase in the mechanical and electrical industry (+ 2.4%) and the textile, clothing and leather sector (+ 3.5%).

Manufacturing output in November 2017 down 2.0%.

For the industry as a whole, the November 2017 industrial production index fell by 2.7% year-on-year.

Manufacturing output decreased by 2.0% year-on-year in November 2017, mainly due to the decline in the petroleum refining industry (-56.5%), non-metallic mineral product manufacturing (-10.5%), the chemical industry (-12.5%) and the agri-food industry (-1.5%).

Year-on-year, production in the extractive industries decreased by 7.8% in November of 2017.

Production decreased in the extractive industries sector by 7.8% as a result of the decline in production of the energy extraction sector by 6.1%.

Production also declined by 18.4% in the non-energy extraction sector following the decline in crude phosphate production.

Source: TAP news Agency

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