Doha, Qatar – Qatar’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) rose by 2.5 percent in October 2022, compared to the corresponding month in 2021, reaching 99 points, a 3.3 percent decline compared to September 2022.
The index, issued by the Planning and Statistics Authority on Tuesday, showed a decrease in the mining sector by 4.2 percent in October, compared to the previous month, because of the decrease in the quantities of crude oil petroleum and natural gas, while “other mining and quarrying” increased by 2.7 percent.
Compared to October 2021, the IPI of mining increased by 2.2 percent.
The manufacturing sector IPI rose by 0.9 percent in October compared to the previous month.
The manufacturing groups which registered a rise include chemicals and chemical products by 1.8 percent, beverages (1.4percent), refined petroleum products (1.3percent), food products (0.3percent), and cement and other non-metallic mineral products by 0.2 percent.
Rubber and plastic products manufacturing, however, fell by 4.6 percent, basic metals by 2.7 percent and printing and reproduction of recorded media by 0.6 percent.
But when compared annually, with October 2021, an increase of 1.4 percent was recorded, due to a rise in manufacture of beverages by 8.1 percent, followed by chemicals and chemical products by 7.1 percent, manufacture of food products by 6.9 percent and refined petroleum products by 2.2 percent.
A decline was recorded in manufacture of basic metals by 13.9 percent, cement and other non-metallic mineral products by 10 percent, printing and reproduction of recorded media by 9.1 percent and manufacture of rubber and plastics products by 4.3 percent.
In the electricity, gas, supply sector, a decrease of 3 percent was noticed in the production of electricity between October 2022 and September 2022.
But compared to October 2021, an increase of 17.9 percent was recorded.
The IPI of the water supply sector showed an increase of 3 percent in the production of water between October 2022 and September 2022. A 38.5 percent rise was recorded when compared to October 2021.