2.66% decrease in manufacturing, extractive index during January 2023 

Shaimaa Raafat
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The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued a press release of primary data of manufacturing and extractive industries of production index of January 2023.

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.

The manufacturing and extractive industries index (excluding crude oil and petroleum products) reached 105.69 during January2023 (primary) compared to 108.58 during December 2023 (final), a decrease of 2.66%.

The manufacture of food products reached 155.21 during January 2023, compared to 130.40 in December 2022, an increase of 19.03%.

The manufacture of computer, electronic, and optical products reached 92.51 in January 2023, compared to 84.57 in December 2022, an increase of 9.39%.

Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products reached 92.60 in January 2023, compared to 97.32 in December 2022, a decrease of 4.85%.

Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations reached 90.99 in January 2023, compared to 127.96 in December 2022, a decrease of 28.89%, due to unavailability of raw materials required for production.

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