Electricity, Gas and Water Supply (EGWS) decelerates
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply (EGWS) slowed down by
3.3 percent in the third quarter of 2017 as compared with the 9.6 percent growth recorded in the previous year. Electricity, which had the largest share in EGWS with 89.7 percent, grew by 4.0 percent albeit slower than the 10.1 percent expansion recorded in the third quarter of 2016. Water subsector likewise decelerated to 2.4 percent growth from 5.4 percent in the previous year.
On the other hand, Steam contracted by
11.7 percent as compared with the 5.1 percent growth recorded in the same period in 2016.