Manufacturing output rose 0.4% IN 2017, mainly due to a 3.3% increase in production in the mechanical and electrical industry and agri-food industry by 1.4%, following the rise in olive oil production, the rubber and plastic industry sector by 4.7% and the textile, clothing and leather industry (+ 0.4%).
On the other hand, production declined in the non-metal mineral product manufacturing sector (-5.5%), following the fall in cement production, the petroleum refining sector (-9.4%). %) and the chemical industry sector (-1.7%).
Similarly, production in the extractive industries decreased by 8.9% in 2017. Production in the extractive industries sector went down by 8.9% as a result of lower production in the extraction of energy products by 11.5%.
On the other hand, production increased in the non-energy extraction sector (+ 10.1%) following the rise observed in the production of crude phosphate.
For the industry as a whole, the index of industrial production fell by 1.0% in 2017. This decrease is explained partly by the drop in mining production (-8.9%), and secondly by the rise in production in the manufacturing sector (+0.4).
Manufacturing production was down 0.4% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2017, mainly due to the decline in the petroleum refining industry sector (-53.7%), manufacturing of other non-metal mineral products (-6.0%) and the chemical industry sector (-4.3%).
In contrast, industrial production recorded an increase in the mechanical and electrical industry (+4.3%), the agri-food industry sector (+ 4.9%), the textile, clothing and leather industry (+1.8%) and the rubber and plastics industry (+ 6.4%).
Year-on-year, production in the extractive industries decreased by 7.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Production in the extractive industries sector went down by 7.2% as a result of the declining output of the energy extraction sector by 5.8% and the non-energy extraction sector (-16.1%) following the decline in crude phosphate production.
For the industry as a whole, the industrial production index for the fourth quarter of 2017 was down 1.3% year-on-year.