Manufacturing contributes highest to GDP growth
Manufacturing contributed the highest to the country’s GDP with its
7.9 percent year-on-year growth.
Among the industries under Manufacturing, Radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus, which grew by
17.5 percent, led the growth of the sector with 2.7 percentage points. Other contributors to the growth were: Food manufactures with 5.2 percent growth; Fabricated metal products with 88.9 percent growth; Petroleum and other fuel products with 24.2 percent growth; and Non-metallic mineral products with 13.6 percent growth.
On the other hand, the following industries posted declines and pulled down the growth of the sector: Chemical and chemical products declined by
3.8 percent; Textile manufactures by 3.4 percent; and Rubber and plastic products by 0.5 percent.