Electricity, Gas and Water Supply accelerates
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply (EGWS) accelerated to
6.0 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 1.7 percent in the previous year. Electricity, which accounted for 86.1 percent of the total EGWS, grew by 7.2 percent from the 2.2 percent growth in 2017. Likewise, Water expanded by 2.5 percent from 1.4 percent growth posted in the same quarter last year. Meanwhile, Steam declined further by 8.1 percent from the 5.1 percent drop in the first quarter of 2017.