Industrial production drops in October


Industrial production in October 2021 has decreased by 6.5% compared to the same month in 2020, State Statistical Office data shows.

Additionally, industrial production in the period January – October 2021 has noted a 1.8% increase compared to the January – October 2020.

The industrial production in the section Mining and quarrying in October 2021, in comparison with October 2020, increased by 0.2%, in the section Manufacturing it decreased by 10.4%, while in the section Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply it increased by 18.6%.

The decrease in the section Manufacturing is mostly due to decreased production in the divisions Manufacture of food products, Manufacture of textiles, Manufacture of wearing apparel, Manufacture of basic metals, Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. and Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.

The industrial production by Main Industrial Groupings in October 2021, in comparison with October 2020, was lower in Capital goods by 33.1% and Non-durable consumer goods by 1.9%, but higher in Energy by 10.8%, Intermediate goods, except energy by 0.8% and Durable consumer goods by 31.9%.

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