Qatar’s IPI decreases by 9.8% in November 2020

      Published on Wednesday, 20 January , 2021      6 Views     

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Qatar’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) for November 2020 stood at 91.2 points, showing a decrease of 9.8 percent compared to the previous month (October 2020).




When compared on year-on-year basis, the IPI index has decreased by 10.1 percent compared to the corresponding month of 2019, data released by the Planning and Statistics Authority show.

The index of Mining sector showed a decrease by 11.8 percent  compared to the previous month (October 2020), as a result of the decrease in the quantities of “crude oil petroleum and natural gas” by 11.8 percent, while “Other mining and quarrying” showed an increase by 5.6 percent.

When compared to the corresponding month of the previous year (November 2019), the IPI of Mining decreased by 11.5 percent.

The index of Manufacturing sector showed an increase of 1.0 percent recorded in November 2020 compared to the previous month (October 2020), which refer to increase in the following groups: “Manufacture of refined petroleum products” by 34.9 percent, followed by “Manufacture of basic metals” by 4.7 percent, “Manufacture of Cement and other non-metallic mineral products” by 2.6 percent, and “Printing and reproduction of recorded media’’ by 1.1 percent. However, a decrease was recorded in four groups: “Manufacture of food products” by 6.0 percent, followed by “Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products” by 5.6 percent, “Manufacture of beverages” by 4.9 percent, and “Manufacture of rubber and plastics products” by 4.8 percent.

On the other hand, in terms of annual change, comparing to November 2019, a decrease of 3.7 percent was recorded, affected by the following groups: ‘’Printing and reproduction of recorded media’’ by 80.4 percent, followed by “Manufacture of basic metals” by 12.1 percent, “Manufacture of beverages” by 11.5 percent, “Manufacture of food products” by 5.1 percent, “Manufacture of refined petroleum products” by 4.1 percent, and “Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products” by 1.7 percent.

However, an increase was recorded in “Manufacture of Cement & other non-metallic mineral products” by 11.7 percent, and “Manufacture of rubber and plastics products” by 5.1 percent.



The index of Electricity shows a decrease of 23.6 percent in the production of “Electricity” group between November 2020 and the previous month (October 2020), while the annual decrease (comparing with November 2019), was 0.7 percent. The index of the Water sector showed a decrease of 9.8 percent in the production of ‘‘Water” group between November 2020 and the previous month (October 2020). Comparing with corresponding month (November 2019), a decrease of 3.9 percent was recorded.

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Category Qatar Business | 2021/01/20 latest update at 10:00 PM
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