5 Jun 2015

Higher manufacturing sales reported

2:24 pm on 5 June 2015

The Manufacturers and Exporters Association found export sales jumped by 17 percent and domestic sales rose 8 percent.

The Association's current performance index, which combines profitability and cash flow, rose 6 points to 100.3. A reading above 100 indicates expansion.

However, the association says risks and pressures remain, including a high dollar and lower demand from Australia.

It also says the construction sector is reporting a shortage of tradespeople and labourers.

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