Qatar's Industrial Production Index up 1.7% in April
June 19 2021 09:43 PM
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The Planning and Statistics Authority data showed that the "Mining" index witnessed a decrease by 0.4% compared to the previous month (March 2021), as a result of the decrease in the quantities of "crude oil petroleum and natural gas" by 0.4%

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Qatar's Industrial Production Index (IPI) in April 2021 amounted to 99.8 points, decreased by 0.9 % compared to the previous month (March 2021), while increased by 1.7%, when compared to the corresponding month in 2020.
The Industrial Production Index consists of three main components: "Mining" with a relative importance of 83.6%, "Manufacturing" with a relative importance of 15.2%, "Electricity" with a relative importance of 0.7%, and finally "Water" with a relative importance of 0.5%.
The Planning and Statistics Authority data showed that the "Mining" index witnessed a decrease by 0.4% compared to the previous month (March 2021), as a result of the decrease in the quantities of "crude oil petroleum and natural gas" by 0.4%, while "other mining and quarrying" showed an increase by 0.4%. When compared to the corresponding month of the previous year (April 2020), the IPI of Mining increased by 2.6 %.
The index of "Manufacturing" showed a decrease by 3.2% compared to the previous month (March 2021). The groups showed a decrease include: Printing and reproduction of recorded media by 14.1%, followed by "manufacture of cement and other non-metallic mineral products" by 10.6%, "manufacture of food products" by 7.9%, "manufacture of chemicals and chemical products" by 6.3%, "manufacture of beverages" by 4.0%, and "manufacture of basic metals" by 2.5%.
However, an increase recorded in "manufacture of refined petroleum products" by 15.6%, and "manufacture of rubber and plastics products" by 0.8%. On the other hand, in terms of annual change, comparing to April 2020, a decrease of 1.4% was recorded, affected by the following groups: "Manufacture of food products" by 17.4%, "manufacture of beverages" by 11.7%, and "manufacture of chemicals and chemical products" by 9.5%.
However, an increase recorded in "manufacture of cement and other non-metallic mineral products" by 41.4%, "manufacture of basic metals" by 23.8%, "manufacture of rubber and plastics products" by 16.2%, "manufacture of refined petroleum products" by 8.7%.
There was no production in April 2020 for printing and reproduction of recorded media, due to the procedure have been taken to prevent the spread out of Covid-19.
For "Electricity" sector, an increase of 4.9% was noticed in the production of "Electricity" between April 2021 and the previous month (March 2021), while no change noticed when comparing with April 2020.
A decrease of 7.5% was noticed in the production of 'Water'' between April 2021 and the previous month (March 2021). Comparing with corresponding month (April 2020), a decrease of 31.4% was recorded.

Last updated: June 19 2021 09:44 PM


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