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Industrial production decreased 0.4% in September

10/11/2017
14:32
Rubén Migueles
Mexico City
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In an annual comparison, industrial production fell 1.2% in September compared to last year

In September, industrial production decreased due to the two devastating earthquakes that struck Mexico, according to the data released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía abbreviated Inegi).

Industrial activity (mining production, electricity, production, transmission and distribution, piped water and gas supply, construction, and manufacturing industries) decreased 0.4% during September 2017.

On an annual basis, mining production decreased 6.2%, manufacturing industries decreased 0.1% while electricity, production, transmission, and distribution, piped water and gas supply increased 1.8% along with construction which increased 0.8%.

It should be noted that in an annual comparison industrial production fell 1.2% in September compared to last year.

By sectors, mining dropped 15.1%, manufacturing industries increased 2.8%, electricity, production, transmission, and distribution, piped water and gas supply increased 1.4% while construction increased 0.1%.

Thus, industrial activity decreased 0.5%, a figure that contrasts with the 0.5% increase registered in the same period of the previous year.

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