HCM City (VNA) - Businesses in HCM City are in need of specific and long-term solutions, given that its index of industrial production (IIP) fell 4.9 percent in the first nine months of this year, according to insiders. Rising 9.6 percent in September against August, yet the IIP has failed to gain ground this year, the municipal Department of Industry and Trade said. Sectors such as processing and manufacturing, electricity generation and distribution, and water supply and waste treatment posted declines ranging from 1.2 to 5.8 percent in the period. Sharp falls were seen in metals (29.1 percent), wood and wooden products, except beds, wardrobes, tables and chairs, (22.6 percent), clothing (20.3 percent), and other processing and manufacturing industries (19.2 percent). The IIP in electronics and chemistry rose 18.5 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively. Figures show that the consumption index for the processing and manufacturing sector fell 3.6 percent year-on-year in … [Read more...] about Industrial production in HCM City needs long-term support: Insiders
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