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.