In a foreword to the 2019 Manufacturing Sector Survey, CZI President Henry Ruzvidzo described 2019 as a year that had passed “without progress”.
“The challenges remain the same the difference being only in the degree of impact,” Mr Ruzvidzo said.
He also highlighted that contribution of the manufacturing sector to GDP had progressively declined to 12% from a peak of 25%.
The Survey itself showed that capacity utilisation levels had fallen to 36.4% for 2019, which signifies an 11.8 percentage drop in the statistic compared to the 2018 figure of 42.8%.
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