Industrial production in Mozambique grew 8.5 percent year-on-year in December 2018 compared to a 7.9 percent rise in the previous month. It was the largest gain in industrial activity since July, as output rose solidly for energy (14.1% vs 9.0% in November); capital goods (11.1% vs 12%) and non-durable consumer goods (9.3% vs 11.5%). In addition, production rebounded for intermediate goods (1.9% vs -2%). By industries, main positive contributions came from mining (16.7% vs 10.5%); wood and wood products, paper & printing (56% vs -13.7%); food, beverages & tobacco (7% vs 9.5%) and non-metallic mineral products (1.0% vs 1.9%). On a monthly basis, industrial production declined 11.1 percent, following a 1.8 percent fall in the prior month. Industrial Production in Mozambique averaged 9.72 percent from 2012 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 38.20 percent in August of 2014 and a record low of -12.70 percent in January of 2016.