Index of Industrial Production for March 2010

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The Index of Industrial Production for the month of March 2010 indicated that output levels for All Industries stood at 90.6. This indicates that the output level increased by 10.5 points or 13.1 per cent compared with February 2010 and rose by 0.4 of a point or 0.5 per cent when compared with March 2009.

The Manufacturing division which is the main component of the Production Index increased by 7.3 points or 11.1 per cent compared with the previous month and declined by 2.8 points or 3.7 per cent compared with March 2009. Increases were recorded for the Food Division by 26.2 points or 30.0 per cent; Beverages and Tobacco Division by 16.0 points or 20.0 per cent; Wearing Apparel Division by 3.6 points or 891.4 per cent; Chemicals Division by 3.1 points or 4.0 per cent; Non-Metallic Mineral Products Division by 6.6 points or 2.5 per cent; and the Electronic Components Division by 0.1 per cent when compared with the previous month. Within this division, there were decreases recorded for Wooden Furniture Division by 9.6 points or 7.1 per cent; and the Other Manufacturing Division by 0.8 of a point or 0.9 per cent when compared with February 2010.

The Mining and Quarrying Division rose by 5.8 points or 5.6 per cent compared with February 2010 and decreased by 4.2 points or 3.7 per cent when compared with March 2009. Within the mining sub-division, crude oil rose by 0.8 of a point or 1.3 per cent compared with the previous month and declined by 1.2 points or 1.9 per cent compared with March 2009. The Quarrying sub-division increased by 9.4 points or 7.1 per cent compared with that of the previous month.

The Electricity, Gas and Water division rose by 25.5 points or 18.1 per cent above that of the previous month. Increases were recorded for Natural Gas by 1.6 points or 4.3 per cent; Electricity by 25.5 points or 15.4 per cent and Water by 28.0 points or 33.2 per cent when compared with February 2010. ??

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