Industry: Less than 75% of production capacity used in Jan-Mar 2018

Published on : Sunday, 05 August 2018 15:04   Read : 335 time(s)
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ALGIERS – Most of the industrial companies have used less than 75% of the production capacities during the 1st quarter 2018 (Jan-Mar), revealed a survey conducted by the National Statistics Office (ONS).

According to the public and private business leaders, who have been surveyed by the ONS, the industrial activity decreased in the first quarter of 2018, in particular in the Steel, Metal, Mechanical and Electronic Industries (ISMMEE), the Chemical Industry and the Wood Industries.

The demand for manufactured goods has increased during the period under review. Sectors of building materials and food processing recorded the highest increases, said private company bosses covered by the survey.

Over 66% of the leaders of public company managers and 87% of those if private companies expressed satisfactions with all the received orders. Raw materials have been supplied in less quantity than requested, according to more than 34% of the public companies and nearly 19% of the private ones.


See also: Public sector’s industrial production down in Q1 2018


Subsequently, more than 64% of the public companies and nearly 40% of private ones suffered stock-outs.

Concerning employment, the surveyed public company leaders said their staff declined while the private sector bosses reported stability.

Over 88% of the surveyed public leaders and most private sector bosses deem "sufficient" the personnel competence level.

74% of the public company leaders and the majority of private sector bosses said that even if they increase their staff, it will not raise the volume of production. 

 

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Industry: Less than 75% of production capacity used in Jan-Mar 2018