Volume of Production Index Up 5.9% in April

The manufacturing sector expanded at a slower rate last April, with the volume of production index growing by only 5.9% year on year. This was lower than the revised 12.8% recorded in March and the 10.1% posted in the same month last year. Double digit increases in nine sectors such as fabricated metal, furniture and fixtures, and petroleum products were partially offset by declines in seven other sectors led by chemical products…

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