Hanoi’s industrial production gains 7.7 pct in first half hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) of Hanoi in the first half of 2016 rose by 7.7 percent from the same period last year, with June’s figure picking up 8 percent year on year.

Several industries posted growth during the period, including manufacturing and processing (8.1 percent), electricity production and distribution (6.2 percent) and water supply and waste water treatment (0.9 percent).

The three sectors also experienced a respectively increase of 8.4 percent, 8.7 percent, and 6.7 percent in June while the biggest gain last month (38 percent) was recorded by the mining industry.

The manufacturing and processing industry saw significant growths such products as food (22.6 percent), clothing (38.9 percent), pharmaceuticals and medicine materials (24.1 percent), metal products (21.2 percent) and furniture (20 percent).

The IIP of the capital city expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year during the first five months of this year.-VNA