Production index up 1.9% in first quarter

Production index up 1.9% in first quarter

The index of production of manufacturing industries excluding oil refining recorded an increase of 1.9% in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022, according to the High Commission for Planning (HCP).

This development results in particular from the rise in the production index of the “automotive industry” by 27.9%, that of the “manufacture of metal products, excluding machinery and equipment” by 20, 1%, that of the “manufacture of electrical equipment” by 23.3%, that of the “clothing industry” by 2.8%, that of the “manufacture of beverages” by 4, 7% and that of the “food industries” of 0.7%, specifies the HCP in a recent note relating to the Index of industrial, energy and mining production (IPIEM).

On the other hand, the “chemical industry” index fell by 6.5%, that of the “manufacture of tobacco products” by 6%, that of the “manufacture of other non-metallic minerals” by 2.7%, that of “metallurgy” by 8.8% and that of “textile manufacturing” by 7.8%.

For its part, the index of production of extractive industries fell by 24.2%, resulting from the drop in the index of production of “miscellaneous products of extractive industries” by 25.2% and that of “metal ores” by 1.3%, says the HCP.

Finally, the index of the production of electrical energy recorded, for its part, a drop of 2.4%.


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