Manufacturing sustains growth amid pandemic

The Covid-19 outbreak caused the manufacturing production index (MPI) to dip by 4.15% year-on-year to 87.71 points in August, but the index kept growing during the first eight months of this year, the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) reported on Wednesday.

Despite the pandemic’s impact on the industrial sector in August, when infection rates were high and harsh lockdown measures in place, the MPI from January to August still showed growth, driven by incrased exports as a result of global economic recovery.

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Bangkok Post Reporter