Hanoi industrial production index up 7.4 pct in eight months hinh anh 1A car production line at THACO Group (Source: VNA)

The industrial production index of Hanoi in the first eight months of this year grew 7. 4 percent year-on-year , the Hanoi Statistics Department reported.

In the eight-month period, the manufacturing of transformers with capacity less than 650kVA recorded the highest growth of 41.3 percent, followed by motorised vehicles and spare parts with respective increases of 40.9 percent and 32.9 percent.

The production of construction rocks surged 31 percent, furniture up 30.3 percent, and medicine-pharmaceutical chemistry up 25.7 percent.

The surging industry was also contributed by a significant growth in the production of paper and wooden products, costumes, fridges, ranging between 17.1 percent and 19.3 percent.

A modest increase of 11.2 percent was witnessed in the production of non-metal materials while chemicals and commercial electricity saw the same rise of 9 percent in the period.-VNA