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Industrial production in December 2019

Industrial production in December 2019

Last update: 10.02.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Industry
Publish Date: 10.02.2020

In December 2019, industrial production decreased the fifth consecutive month, compared with December 2018 it fell by 7,1 %. The development according to the sections of SK NACE Rev. 2 was affected by a fall in manufacturing by 8,5 % and in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 1,9 % and by a rise in mining and quarrying by 9,7 %.

In terms of the specific groupings of the industrial sectors, which contributed most to the total production decrease, the most significant decrease was recorded in manufacture of transport equipment by 11 %, manufacture of metal and fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment by 15,2 %, manufacture of rubber and plastic products and other non-metallic mineral products by 15,9 %, manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products by 21,9 % and manufacture of wood and paper products, printing by 8,9 %. The total production was affected mostly by a growth in manufacture of electrical equipment by 23,3 % and in mining and quarrying by 9,7 %.

Compared with December 2018, in terms of the main industrial groupings, production of durable consumer goods decreased by 24,7 %, production of non-durable consumer goods by 8,6 %,  production of investment goods by 7,9 %, production of intermediate goods by 6,4 % and production relating to energy by 2,3 %.

After seasonal adjustment, industrial production decreased by 1,4 % in December 2019 compared with November 2019.

Since the beginning of 2019, IP increased, year-on-year, by 0,4 %, of which in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 5,6 % and in mining and quarrying by 5,2 %. Production decreased in manufacturing by 0,4 %.

In terms of the specific groupings of the industrial sectors, which contributed most to the total production growth, the most significant increase was recorded in manufacture of electrical equipment by 21,6 %, manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. by 12,2 %, electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 5,6 %, manufacture of transport equipment by 1,9 % and in manufacture of food, beverages and tobacco products by 5,4 %. Production mostly decreased in manufacture of metal and fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment by 12,7 %, manufacture of rubber and plastic products and other non-metallic mineral products by 7,9 %, manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products by 11,6 %, manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products by 7,8 %  and in manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products by 5,1 %.

In terms of the main industrial groupings, production of investment goods increased by 4,6 %, production relating to energy by 2,8 %. Production of durable consumer goods decreased by 8,8 %, production of intermediate goods by 4,1 % and production of non-durable consumer goods by 0,1 %.


Note: preliminary data; industrial production represents volume production changes in its natural expression. Data are adjusted from the influence of the number of working days by program JDEMETRA+ and during processing of every month they are back-casted from the beginning of the time series. In December 2019, the number of working days was by one day higher compared with the corresponding period in 2018 and it was coincident from the beginning of the year.
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