Taiwan’s basic metal output index down 2.4 percent in April
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Taiwan's manufacturing industrial production index in April this year fell by 2.58 percent year on year and was down 3.86 percent as compared to March, while in the first four months of the current year the country's manufacturing production decreased by 4.4 percent year on year, according to the provisional data released by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
In April, production of the basic metal industry in Taiwan decreased 2.4 percent compared to the same month last year, and was down 3.1 percent from the previous month. On the other hand, in the first four months of this year, the country's output of basic metals fell by 5.55 percent year on year.
Meanwhile, in April Taiwan's fabricated metal product output fell by 1.33 percent month on month and was down 3.64 percent year on year. In the January-April period of this year, the country's fabricated metal product output fell by 4.77 percent compared to the same period last year.