Industrial production index in April increased by 5.8 percent over the same period last year, contributing to a year on year increase of five percent in the first four months of this year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported.

Accordingly, in April the mining industry saw a rise of one percent; manufacturing and processing industry - 6.9 percent; electric production and distribution - 9.2 percent; and water supply, waste and waste water treatment - 9.7 percent.

The industrial production index of Ho Chi Minh City recorded a 3.9 percent rise in April compared to one year ago while Hanoi ’s increased by 4.7 percent. The northern province of Vinh Phuc’s index was up 15.1 percent and central Da Nang city saw a 10.7 percent increase.

However, the inventory index of the processing and manufacturing industry by April 1 saw a 13.1 percent year on year rise. The index is particularly high in beverage production, motor vehicle manufacturing, furniture, chemicals, electrical equipment and pharmaceutical production.-VNA