Sri Lanka industrial production up by 2.2-pct in Jun 2019

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Aug 09, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s industrial production has increased by 2.2 percent in the month of June compared to the same month in 2018, new data show.

Among the manufacturing industries; volume of products of ‘manufacture of paper and paper products’ (42.7%), ‘manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products’ (22.3%) and ‘manufacture of furniture’ (19.9%) have shown remarkable increases meanwhile ‘other manufacturing’ (36.6%) (which includes manufacturing motor vehicles, trailers and semi–trailers, other transport equipment, jewellery), has reported decrease during this period

The industrial production of the manufacturing sector for the second quarter of 2019 has increased by 0.6 % compared to the same quarter in 2018.

Among the manufacturing industries; volume of products of ‘manufacture of chemicals & chemical products’ (15.0%), has shown a remarkable increase in production during the 2nd Quarter of 2019, compared to 2nd quarter of 2018 and products of ‘Other manufacturing (36.2%), reported a decrease during this period.