IIP Increases In April

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has increased by 1.8% in April, 2017 compared to the same month of 2016, Director General of Department Of Census And Statistics, Dr. A.J. Satharasinghe said.

Among the manufacturing industries;Volume of products of ‘Furniture’ (27.8%), ‘Other non-metallic mineral products’ (10.4%) and‘Fabricated Metal Product’(10.2%)have shown remarkable increases in April, 2017 compared to that of April, 2016 while the volume of food products has increased by 0.1 %.

The manufacturing industries; Volume of ‘Wood and products of wood’ (22.3%) and ‘Chemical and Chemical products’ (9.8%) and ‘Tobacco products’ (8.6%) decreased during this period.

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