Tunisia: Industrial Production Up 3.2 Percent During Q3 of 2021

Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia's industrial production during the 3rd quarter (Q3) of 2021 posted a 3.2% rise compared to the same period last year, reads the Industrial Production Report for September 2021, published on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (French: INS).

This improvement is mainly due to the 30% increase in extractive industries caused by the significant rise of the production in the energy sector (+29.9%), mines (+30.6%).

Likewise, production rises were posted in mechanical and electric industries (+2.8%) and chemical industries (+13.8%).

Industrial production down 0.7 during September 2021

Industrial production edged down 0.7% in September 2021, month-on-month, after posting a 2.2% rise during August.

This is mainly due to the 3.5% drop in energy production after rising by 11.1% in August, in addition to decreases in agro-food industries (-1.4%), chemical industries (-2.8%) and oil refining (-5.3%).

However, the building materials, ceramics and glass sector saw a 0.8% increase (after dropping by 2.9% in August), and the mines sector rose by 1.1% (against -8.4% in August).

The production of mechanical and electric industries and that of the textile, clothing and leather sector remained more or less stable with 0.3% and 0.5% rises, respectively.

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