Vietnam: Industrial production growth gains momentum in November
November 30, 2018
Industrial production expanded 9.6% over the same month a year ago in November, a solid pick-up from the 7.7% expansion recorded in October.
The acceleration came on the back of stronger output in the manufacturing sector and faster growth in the electricity and gas supply sector, while a slight rebound in the mining and quarry sector also supported the headline print. Meanwhile, growth in the water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities sector moderated notably.
In month-on-month terms, industrial production growth slowed to 2.9% in November from 5.3% in October. Annual average growth in industrial output fell to 11.1% in November from 11.7% in October.
Vietnam Industrial Production Forecast
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast participants estimate that industrial output will grow 9.0% in 2019, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2020, panelists expect industrial production to expand 7.9%.
Author: Lindsey Ice, Economist