Industrial production down by 11.3% in just 10 months


Industrial production in October 2020 was down 5.2% compared to October 2019, while in the period January-October 2020, it dropped by 11.3% compared to the same period in 2019, State Statistical Office data shows.

Industrial production in the section Mining and quarrying in October 2020, in comparison with October 2019, decreased by 1.5%, in the section Manufacturing it decreased by 6.2%, while in the section Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply it decreased by 3.7%.

The decrease in the section Manufacturing is mostly due to decreased production in the divisions, Manufacture of food products, Manufacture of beverages, Manufacture of textiles, Manufacture of wearing apparel, Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products, Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment, Manufacture of electrical equipment and Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.

The industrial production by Main Industrial Groupings in October 2020, in comparison with October 2019, was lower in Energy by 0.2%, Intermediate goods, except energy by 3.3%, Durable consumer goods by 35.4% and Non-durable consumer goods by 11.1% but was higher in Capital goods by 1.3%.

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