The industrial production index of Hanoi saw a year-on-year increase of 5.1 percent for the first 11 months of this year, according to the Hanoi Statistic Office.

In November alone, the index had a month-on-month surge of 1.4 percent.

During the first 11 months, industrial production increased 4.7 percent for processing, 11.3 percent for electricity and fuel and 16 per cent for water supply and wastewater treatment. Meanwhile, other industries saw reductions in production such as food processing (2.7 percent), textiles (17.9 percent) and paper (3.8 percent).

At present, industrial production in Hanoi is still experiencing difficulties mainly due to high inventory but producers have started to resume stable operations and plan to have enough goods on hand for the holidays at the end of the year and lunar new year.-VNA