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                  MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
In 2016, the value added of manufacturing industries increased by 4% against 3.1% in 2015. The sub-sector contributed 2 points to the growth of the secondary sector against 1.6 points in 2015. This improvement was supported by a 5.4% increase in the value added of “other manufacturing industries”. The growth rate in “food production industry” amounted to 2.3%.
In the “food production industry”, the fields that support growth are: “manufacture of cereal- based products" (+ 14.7%); “Meat and fish industries” (+ 10.4%); “Cocoa, coffee, tea and sugar industries” (+ 6.9%). However, growth fell in the fields of “Milk, fruit, vegetables and other food products” (-14.6%) and “Fats and feeds industries” (-6.6%).
EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
In 2016, value added in the extractive industries fell by 3.5%, after an increase of 24.8% in 2015.
MINES
For the year 2016, gold production that was registered with the artisanal mining companies was 542.1 kg against 795.3 kg in 2015. The decrease observed can be justified by the reduc- tion in the number of operating positions, which moved from 129 to 78. The CAPAM (Centre for Support and Promotion of Mining Activities)
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channeled 36.6 kg of gold in the formal circuit, and returned 53.4 kg to the public treasury. In addition, the evaluation of the gold mining activi- ties has made it possible to map and geo-refe- rence 101 active operating sites in the East and Adamawa regions.
In the first half of 2017, gold production was 344.7 kg and CAPAM returned 150.8 kg to the public treasury.
HYDROCARBONS
For the year 2016, crude oil production was 33.7 million barrels against 34.9 million barrels in 2015. The decrease is mainly due to the decline in production of mature oil fields.
In the first half of 2017, crude oil production is estimated at 14.6 million barrels, down 18.9% year-on-year. At the end of the year, it fell by 14.2% to stand at 28.9 million barrels. Exploration work carried out in the Rio del Rey basin has revealed additional reserves estimated at 24.5 million barrels.
NATURAL GAS
In 2016, natural gas production remained vir- tually stable at 12.6 billion cubic feet. Natural gas deliveries to industries are up 22% from the previous year. In the first half of 2017, natural gas production was 6.9 billion cubic feet, up 7.8% from the same period of 2016;
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