The Index of Production (IoP) is a quantum index that measures monthly trends in the volume of goods
produced by the manufacturing sector in the country.
The old Index of Industrial Production was first published in June 1989 and was compiled using calendar
year 1987 as the base period. Monthly data for compiling this index used to be collected quarterly from
about 150 industrial establishments. The Index of Industrial Production continued to be an important
measure of economic trends in the Manufacturing Sector of the Economy and in 1990, the index was
rebased to a new base period, which was fiscal year 1997/98.
The Index of Production figures for the previous months are all summarised in the table below and can be downloaded.