Manufacturing Sector Records N6.99tn Growth

 Manufacturing Sector Records N6.99tn Growth

The aggregate monetary value of the manufacturing sector’s output rose from N12.45 trillion to N19.44 trillion between December 2018 and December 2020.

This showed an increase of N6.99trillion or 34.78 percent in total manufacturing output within the two-years period.

The figures were obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics after analysing the Gross Domestic Product report.

The report also showed that out of the 13 sub sectors that constitute the manufacturing sector, 12 recorded an increase in economic performance between 2018 and 2020, while one sub sector recorded a fall in productivity.

The 12 sub sectors that recorded increase in economic performance included cement which recorded an increase of about N2.1tn from N1.34tn in 2018 to N3.44tn; food, beverage and tobacco which rose by N1.91tn from N5.33tn to N7.24tn, textile apparel and footwear from N2.96tn to N4.31tn, indicating a N 1.35tn rise.

Also, the wood subsector rose by 26.61 per cent from N350.35bn in 2018 to N443.58bn; pulp, paper and paper products rose from N128.58bn to N255.2bn; chemical and pharmaceutical products from N279.93bn to N460.43bn; and non-metallic products rose by 89.7 per cent from N590.21bn to 1.12tn.

The report showed that plastic and rubber products sub-sector recorded an increase of about N215bn from N389.82bn in 2018 to N605.75bn, while electrical and electronics, basic metals, motor vehicle and other manufacturing grew from N9bn, N282.3bn, N114.02bn and N456.82bn to N13.86bn, N421.13bn, N489.66bn and N644.49bn respectively.

The subsector that recorded decline in productivity was oil refining which dropped from N210.65bn to N57.83bn, reflecting a N152.23bn decrease.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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