According to a statement from the Statistics Department, the increase in November was supported by the growth in all indices – manufacturing (6.7%), mining (0.2%) and electricity (3.9%).
On a year-on-year basis, the output of the manufacturing sector in November increased strongly by 6.7% after registered an increase of 4.2% in October 2017.
The Statistics Department said the major sub-sectors which recorded an expansion in November 2017 were petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products (7.5%), electrical and electronic products (6.9%) and food, beverages and tobacco products (8.2%).
The mining sector output grew by 0.2% in November 2017 (October 2017: 0.8%), mainly due to the increase of crude oil index (0.3%). Natural gas index decline 0.01% while the electricity sector output expanded 3.9% in November 2017 on yearly basis.