Manufacturing grew by 4.0 percent in the second quarter of 2019. This was slower compared with the 5.7 percent growth recorded in the same period of the previous year.
The growth was attributed to the expansion of Food Manufactures, which remained as the top contributor to growth, by 6.7 percent. Other top contributors to growth were: Electrical Machinery and Apparatus, 16.7 percent; Chemical and Chemical Products, 5.4 percent; Basic Metal Industries, 23.4 percent; and Beverage Industries, 10.2 percent.
On the other hand, the decline of the following industries pulled down the growth of Manufacturing: Furniture and Fixtures, 21.4 percent; Petroleum and Other Fuel Products, 11.3 percent; Radio, Television and Communication Equipment and Apparatus, 0.9 percent; Miscellaneous Manufactures, 2.7 percent; and Paper and Paper Products, 2.1 percent.