HCM City industrial output rises 5.7%

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 08:17

A view of HCM City. — Photo honviettour.vn

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — HCM City's Industrial Production Index increased by 5.7 per cent in the first quarter, the highest growth rate in the past five years.

A report from the city Department of Industry and Trade shows that the processing and manufacturing sectors grew by 5.8 per cent in the period.

The IPP of four main industrial sectors grew at 5.3 per cent year-on-year.

Overall, first quarter growth in the last few years has been 2.7 per cent in 2012, 3.6 per cent in 2013, and 4.9 per cent in 2014.

The figures indicate that the city's business environment has become increasingly benign with the rolling out of incentives on investments and credit and administrative reforms.

HCM City's rank in the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) has been improving commensurately: Ranked 20th in 2011, it rose to fourth in 2014.

In the Provincial Public Administration Reform Index it ranked sixth last year. — VNS

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