Meanwhile, the industrial growth figures for March was revised up to (-) 0.75 per cent from provisional estimates of (-) 2.3 per cent.
As many as 11 out of 17 industry groups showed a growth. However, food products continued to contract drastically by 34.4 per cent in April. Production of another employment generating sector, leather decelerated by 12.4 per cent. Economists also attributed better than expected industrial figures in April to pay hikes of government employees and predicted that May and June will give better numbers as a result of increased spending during elections.