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Aug 26, 2020

Secondary Industries Decreases by 19.5%

Jacqueline Sabal

In the secondary sector, a decline of nineteen point five percent over the three-month period was recorded.  Within this sector, the ‘Manufacturing and Mining’ industry saw output fall by twenty-two point five percent.  Beverage production suffered immensely from the lack of tourist visitors to the country, as well as the closure of restaurants and bars and restrictions placed on alcohol production during a portion of the period.  As a result, beer production dropped by a substantial forty-six point six percent.  Statistician Jacqueline Sabal shares the numbers.


Jacqueline Sabal, Statistician II

“Production within the secondary industry decreased by nineteen point five percent. This represents a twenty point eight million dollars decline on output bringing the total for this sector to eighty five point eight million dollars for the quarter.    The ‘Manufacturing and Mining’ had the largest decreased by twenty two point five percent or twelve million dollars bringing the industry total to forty two million dollars. Electricity and water decreased by seventeen pint five percent or six point four million dollars bring that industry total to thirty million. While construction activities also dripped by fourteen point one percent or two point four million dollars.”

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