Manufacturing contributes the most to GDP growth
Manufacturing contributed the most to the country’s GDP with a
9.4 percent year-on-year growth. Radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus, which grew by 14.8 percent, led the growth of Manufacturing with 2.6 percentage points. Other contributors to the growth were: Chemical & chemical products with 10.5 percent growth; Furniture and fixtures with 32.3 percent growth; Basic metal industries with 19.3 percent growth; and Food manufactures with 3.3 percent growth.
On the other hand, the following industries declined and pulled down the growth of the sector: Textile manufactures by
8.1 percent; Rubber and plastic products by 3.1 percent; Petroleum and other fuel products by 2.0 percent; Tobacco manufactures by 7.9 percent; Wearing apparel by 1.6 percent; and Wood, bamboo, cane, and rattan articles by 1.3 percent.