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Tunisia: manufacturing industries see slight increase in production in Q1

Manufacturing industries saw a slight increase in production in the first quarter of 2019, according to a poll conducted among business leaders in the sector, carried out by National Institute of Statistics (INS).

It also shows that industrial production rose by 30% in the second quarter of the current year, compared with a 25% increase in the first quarter of 2019.

According to the business leaders surveyed, growth in demand for industrial products remained stable at around 18% in the first quarter, compared to 19% in the fourth quarter of 2018.

As for external demand, a clear growth is tangible through this survey which points to a rate of 13% in the first quarter against 6% in the fourth quarter of 2018.

With regard to industrial production by sector, the survey revealed a remarkable improvement in production in the chemical industries sector, while the textile-clothing and leather and footwear sector and the various sectors of manufactured industries have suffered a decline in their production.

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