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Industrial production in April 2019

Industrial production in April 2019

Last update: 10.06.2019
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Industry
Publish Date: 10.06.2019

In April 2019, industrial production increased, year-on-year, by 6,3 %. The development according to the sections of SK NACE Rev. 2 was affected by growth in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 6,7 % and in manufacturing by 6,5 % and by a drop in mining and quarrying by 0,1 %.

In terms of the specific groupings of the industrial sectors, which contributed most to the total production increase, the most significant growth was recorded in manufacture of transport equipment by 12,2 %, manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. by 17,4 %, manufacture of electrical equipment by 25,2 %, manufacture of food, beverages and tobacco products by 18,7 % and other manufacture, repair and installation of machinery and equipment by 18,9 %.  The total production was affected by a drop in manufacture of metal and fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment by 12 %, manufacture of rubber and plastic products and other non-metallic mineral products by 3,4 % and manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and leather products by 14,7 %.

Compared with April 2018, in terms of the main industrial groupings, production of investment goods rose by 13,4 %, production of  non-durable consumer goods by 9,1 % and production relating to energy by 5,4 %. Production of durable consumer goods was lower by 4 % and  production of intermediate goods by 0,6 %.

After seasonal adjustment, industrial production decreased by 0,2 % in April 2019 compared with March 2019.

Since the beginning of the year, IP increased, year-on-year, by 6,8 %, of which in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 7,7 % and in manufacturing by 6,9 %. Production decreased in mining and quarrying by 3,1 %.

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 transport equipment by 18,4 %, manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. by 22,9 %, electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply by 7,7 %, manufacture of electrical equipment by 13,3 % and in manufacture of food, beverages and tobacco products by 8,3 %. Production decreased mostly in manufacture of metal and fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment by 9,8 %, manufacture of rubber and plastic products and other non-metallic mineral products by 3,5 %, manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and leather products by 15,5 %, manufacture of chemicals and chemical products by 4,3 % and in mining and quarrying by 3,1 %.

In terms of the main industrial groupings, production of investment goods increased by 17,7 %, production relating to energy by 8,2 % and production of non-durable consumer goods by 3,1 %.  Production of intermediate goods dropped by 3,5 % and production of durable consumer goods by 2,7 %.

 


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 April 2019, compared with the corresponding period in 2018 and also from the beginning of the year, the number of working days was coincident.
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