The Industrial Production Index (IPI) saw a year-on-year increase of
6.8 percent in the first two months of 2013, according to the General
Statistic Office (GSO).
Of which, the index of the
mining industry increased 1.8 percent over the same period last year,
that of the processing and manufacturing, 7.9 percent, electricity
production and distribution, 11.7 percent, and water supply and sewage
treatment, 9.9 percent.
Meanwhile, the production of
several industries saw notable increases includes battery production
(107.1 percent), electrical equipment (51.3 percent), machine spare
parts (45.9 percent), fertiliser and nitrogen compound (43.3 percent),
footwear (35.9 percent), and telecom equipments (26.4 percent).-VNA