Manufacturing contributes the most to GDP growth
Manufacturing remained the highest contributor to the country’s GDP with
8.8 percent growth in the fourth quarter 2017.
Among the industries under Manufacturing, Chemical & chemical products, which grew by
13.9 percent, led the growth of the sector with 2.2 percentage points. Other top contributors to the growth were: Furniture and fixtures with 32.9 percent growth; Radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus with 14.4 percentgrowth; Food manufactures with 2.9 percent growth and Non-metallic mineral products with 26.4 percent growth.
On the other hand, the following industries posted declines and pulled down the growth of the sector: Wearing apparel by
6.0 percent; Tobacco manufactures by 25.6 percent; and Textile manufactures by 0.7 percent.