This report presents short-term indicators on the performance of the manufacturing industry for the period 2004-2012. The results show the trend of production for selected commodities in regard to quantities produced and volume indices of industrial production.

In 2012, the volume of production in the manufacturing industry increased to 10.8 percent compared to 2.1 percent for the year 2011. This increase is attributed to the increase in food, beverages and tobacco (16.8 percent); basic metal industries (14.6 percent); paper and paper products (5.0 percent); pottery, china, glass and non-metallic products (7.4 percent); and fabricated metal products/machinery and equipment (11.0 percent). However, there was a decrease in production of textiles and leather (17.7 percent) while chemical, petroleum, and plastic products decreased by 7.9 percent.

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