Bogotá, Oct 15 (EFE) .- Colombia’s industrial production index (IPI) in August was 15.5% compared to the same month last year, the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) reported this Friday.
The state agency detailed in a statement that from January to August of this year the variation of the IPI was 9.5% in relation to the same period 2020.
The information adds that in August 2021 compared to the same month last year, the four industrial sectors presented positive variations: manufacturing industry of 22.9%; supply of electricity and gas of 7.2%; water collection, treatment and distribution of 3.3%, and exploitation of mines and quarries of 1.5%.
On the other hand, DANE also reported today that Colombian manufacturing production in August increased 22.9% compared to the same month of the previous year.
The director of DANE, Juan Daniel Oviedo, explained in a virtual press conference that real sales grew 21.7% and employed personnel increased 6.0%.
According to the figures of the state agency, the manufacturing domains that contributed the most to the annual results of real production were those of beverage production (39.7%), thus being the domain with the highest positive contribution (4.3 percentage points ) to national variation.
They were followed by clothing and plastic manufacturing, with increases of 54.1% and 31.1% respectively.
The information added that the manufacture of bodies for motor vehicles, trailers registered an annual variation of -21.7%, with a negative contribution of -0.1 percentage points.