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Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries : August 2006

Value of Production continues to grow

Value of Production Index (VaPI) for the manufacturing industry went up by 6.3 percent in August 2006 compared with the year-ago figure, according to the preliminary results of the Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI). Basic metals continued to lead the major sectors as it exhibited the highest growth of 36.5 percent. Seven other sectors that reported significant increments were the following: miscellaneous manufactures, beverages, food manufacturing, chemical products, electrical machinery, rubber products and fabricated metal products. Refer to Tables 1-A and 1.

Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries : July 2006

Value of Production remains at single-digit growth

Value of Production Index (VaPI) for the manufacturing industry recorded a slow growth of 3.0 percent in July 2006 compared with the year-ago figure, according to the preliminary results of the Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI). Factory performance of basic metals showed a significant improvement, with 71.7 percent increase, followed by other three (3) major sectors that posted two-digit growth, namely: food manufacturing, footwear and wearing apparel, and fabricated metal products. Refer to Tables 1-A and 1.

Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries : January 2006

Average capacity utilization in January 2006 for total manufacturing was estimated at 80.2 percent. Sectors that registered more than 80% capacity utilization rates were the following: machinery excluding electrical, petroleum products, electrical machinery, paper and paper products, miscellaneous manufactures, rubber products, leather products, basic metals, food manufacturing and chemical products. Refer to Table 6..

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