The Index of Industrial Production for the month of June 2010 indicated that output levels for All Industries stood at 86.5. This indicates that the output level increased by 1.7 points or 2.1 per cent compared with May 2010 and fell by 0.1 of a point or 0.1 per cent when compared with June 2009.
The Manufacturing division, which is the main component of the Production Index rose?? by 3.0 points or 4.4 per cent compared with the previous month and fell by 1.7 points or 2.3 per cent compared with June 2009. Increases were recorded for Food by 22.9 points or 25.3 per cent; Beverages and Tobacco by 10.5 points or 13.6 per cent; Wearing Apparel by 20.0 points or 744.4 per cent; and Wooden Furniture by 37.1 points or 35.4 per cent when compared with the previous month. Within this division, there were decreases recorded for Non-Metallic Mineral Products by 6.3 points or 2.4 per cent; Electronic Components by 0.3 points or 0.8 per cent; Chemicals sub-division by 6.5 points or 6.7 per cent; and Other Manufacturing combined by 15.9 points or 16.7 per cent when compared with May 2010.
The Mining and Quarrying division rose by 2.8 points or 3.0 per cent compared with May 2010 and increased by 14.0 points or 17.3 per cent when compared with June 2009.
Within the Mining sub-division, crude oil rose by 0.6 points or 0.8 per cent compared with the previous month and declined by 3.6 points or 5.1 per cent compared with June 2009. The Quarrying sub-division increased by 4.4 points or 3.9 per cent compared with that of the previous month and rose by 26.9 points or 30.3 per cent compared with a year earlier.
The Electricity, Gas and Water division fell by 4.1 points or 2.6 per cent below that of the previous month and increased 5.1 points or 3.4 percent over that of June 2009.
Research and Planning Unit Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs