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Hanoi (VNA) - The national index of industrial production (IIP) surged 9.7 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2015, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

In November alone, the index increased 8.9 percent against the same period last year.

During the period, automobile registered the highest IIP rise of 29.8 percent, followed by television and mobile phone, up 51.1 percent and 38.7 percent, respectively.

Stable hikes were seen in some other products such as leather footwear (18.3 percent), laminated steel (18.2 percent), powder milk (17.3 percent), and fresh milk (15 percent).

The northern province of Thai Nguyen took the lead with an IIP rise of 107.3 percent, followed by the central province of Quang Nam (34.6 percent) and the northern port city of Hai Phong (16.5 percent).

In the two biggest cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the industrial production index expanded by 7.9 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively.

As of November 1, the inventory index of the manufacturing and processing industry increased 9.7 percent compared to the same period last year, GSO said.

Meanwhile, the number of labourers working for industrial enterprises surged 6.3 percent year-on-year.-VNA