Manufacturing production was up 13% in the month of November, according to the Central Statistics Office.

On an annual basis, the rate of production was up almost 16%.

The seasonally adjusted volume of industrial production by manufacturing industries for the three months to the end of November was 0.1% higher than in the preceding quarter.

The so-called 'modern' sector, which consists of a number of high-technology and chemical companies, showed a monthly increase in production in November of 13.4%.

There was a monthly increase of 0.4% in the 'traditional' sector.