Mexico's industrial production rose 4.2 percent during the first nine months of 2012, compared to the same period last year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said.
Industrial production was boosted by a 5 percent expansion in the manufacturing sector, a 4.8 percent rise in construction, 2.9 percent growth in electricity generation and natural gas sales to consumers, and a 0.8 percent increase in mining.
Industrial production grew 2.4 percent in September, compared to the same month last year, due to 2.7 growth in construction, a 2.5 percent rise in manufacturing, a 2.3 percent increase in electricity generation and natural gas sales to consumers, and 1.6 percent growth in mining.
Construction of residential and non-residential buildings rose in September.
Mexico's industrial production increased 3.8 percent in 2011, compared to the previous year. EFE