Total manufacturing production of Tonga in 2006 declined from 32 million pa'anga in 2005 to 27 million pa'anga in 2006 which is a total decrease of 15%. The decrease in total manufacturing production took place mainly in the groups of Food products and Beverage products whivh fell by 19%, the Non-metallic Mineral products fell by 31%, the Fabricated Metal products fell by 75%, and the Other Manufacturing industries fell by 11%. The decline in these groups offset the increases in the Chemical and Chemical products group and the Manufactures of Furniture group. Table below shows more detailed information on production by ISIC division.
Manufacturing production by ISIC division for 2001-2006
|15 Food products and beverages||16,662||17,640||22,249||18,514||20,238||16,404|
|22 Publishing and printing||1,269||1,141||1,311||1,389||1,283||1,273|
|24 Chemicals and chemical products||2,949||4,616||4,113||5,204||2,047||3,143|
|26 Non-metallic mineral products||3,068||3,226||3,520||2,062||3,990||2,761|
|28 Fabricated metal products||1,640||1,682||807||1,052||1,193||302|
|36 Manufactures of Furniture||1,570||1,530||1,150||1,621||1,272||1,644|
|37 Other manufacturing industries||1,090||1,202||3,169||2,007||2,131||1,887|
Source: Manufacturing survey report, Statistics Department.
Note: ISIC 37 includes 16,17,18,19,20,21,29,30,31 and 35