Electricity, Gas and Water Supply (EGWS) continues to expand
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply grew by 8.9 percent year on year during the fourth quarter of 2016, faster as compared with the 5.2 percent growth recorded in the same quarter of the previous year. Electricity contributed the most to the growth of the sector as it accelerated to 9.9 percent as compared with 5.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Water subsector likewise contributed positively to the growth as it sped up to 4.6 percent, faster than the 4.1 percent growth in 2015. On the other hand, Steam declined by 0.1 percent during the period as compared with previous year’s growth of 2.3 percent.