Mauritius' industrial production rose 2.8% year-on-year in the fourth quarter, after registering a 2.1% decline in the third quarter, a report by the country's Central Statistics Office said Monday.

On an annual basis, mining output rose 12.2%, while manufacturing output increased 10.5%. Production of utilities was up 6.5%.

Sequentially, industrial output grew 10% in the fourth quarter, following a 3% fall in the third quarter.

In 2008, industrial output increased 3% from the previous year.

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