From: Antara NewsJakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s auto industry grew 26.15 percent in the second quarter oF 2010 compared to the first quarter, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS).
The auto industry`s growth in the second quarter of 2010 was higher than the average growth of medium and big industries year-on-year in the first quarter of 2009 which reached 4.27 percent, BPS head Rusman Heriawan said at a press conference here on Monday.
The BPS had noted medium and big industries always grew positively in the second quarter in the past four years.
Rusman however said in the second quarter this year growth of medium and big industries was better than in 2009 although it was still far from the same period in 2007 when growth reached 6.91 percent.
The BPS had recorded growth in the second quarter of 2009 at only 0.64 percent from the second quarter of 2008 when industrial growth was up 3.30 percent from the second quarter in 2007. In the second quarter of 2007 the industry grew 6.91 percent from the second quarter in 2006.
The BPS also recorded growth of medium and big industries in the second quarter of 2010 was up 2.39 percent compared with the first quarter of the year.
"The pattern was the same namely they always grew in the second quarter," he said.
Apart from auto-industry several other industries also recorded year-on-year growth above the average growth of medium and big industries in the second quarter of 2010.
The industries include transportation means besides motorcycle and car industries which was up 19.23 percent, leather and leather goods as well as footwear industries that grew 11.65 percent.
Tobacco processing industry rose 9.15 percent, machinery and its equipment industry rose 9.09 percent. Furniture and other processing industries grew 8.19 percent, publication, printing and recording industries grew 7.83 percent.
Radio, television and other communications industry rose 7.64 percent, food and beverage industry was up 4.80 percent, non-metal mining industry jumped 4.66 percent while chemical and chemical goods industry 4.61 percent.
Some industries recorded a decline in the second quarter of 2010 such as medical equipment industry, gauging devices, navigation, optic, clock and watch industries which dropped by 17.61 percent. Wood and wood-based product industries were down 6.44 percent.
Paper and paper product industries were down 4.70 percent, textile 4.26 percent, electrical machinery and other equipment 1.73 percent and garment 1.18 percent.(*)