World Manufacturing Production (Report)

Published on: Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019

Each quarter, UNIDO Statistics publishes a report summarizing current growth trends in world manufacturing production across countries and major sectors. The report is based on production data, which is collected and published by National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in UNIDO’s member states. This is the first statistical publication by UNIDO to be released on quarterly data. While much economic research is done on the basis of detailed annual statistics on business structure, other international data users, especially policymakers and businesses, require more recent assessments of production trends.
World manufacturing output growth has been decelerating since 2018, and this trend has continued in the second quarter of 2019 amid escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, with manufacturing output growth down to a rate of 1.7 per cent following a rate of 2.2 per cent in the first quarter of the year. The manufacturing sector which plays dominant role in global merchandise trade has been hit hard by tariffs and associated uncertainties.

This report presents estimates for the second quarter of 2019 as well as revised estimates for the first quarter of 2019 and expected growth figures for manufacturing value added (MVA) regarding 2019.

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