Central Agency for public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued on/28 /3/2023 a press release of primary data of manufacturing and extractive industries of production index of January2023.
CAPMAS has updated the index methodology using the base year 2012/2013 and at the level of main indices of industrial activity according to Industrial Activity Manual (ISIC Rev.4) and by using the monthly index (for producer prices based on 2012/2013)That's since January 2020.
Manufacturing and extractive industries index (excluding crude oil and petroleum products) reached 105.69 during January2023(primary) compared to 108.58during December 2023(final)Decrease by 2.66 %.
Economic Activities that witness an increase are as followed:
• The Manufacture offood productsreached 155.21during January 2023, compared to December2022, reaching 130.40, an increase by 19.03%duetocover the needs of the market with the advent of the Ramadan season.
• The Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products;reached92.51 during January 2023, compared toDecember2022, reaching 84.57, an increase by 9.39%dueto cover the market needs.
• Manufacture ofchemicals and chemical products;reached92.60during January 2023, compared toDecember2022, reaching 97.32adecrease by 4.85%,dueto cover the market needs.
• Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations; reached90.99 during January 2023 , compared to December 2022, reaching 127.96 adecrease by 28.89%, dueto Unavailability of raw materials required for production.