Industrial production down in September

In September the average daily production in the manufacturing industry was down 2.3% on the year before. There is a continuous decrease in the metal, wood, construction materials, furniture and other industries, but they are not as strong as during the first half of the year.

However, the decrease is stronger in the paper and printing industries. The food, beverages and tobacco industry showed a production increase for the first time since May. This is partly due to an early start of the sugar beet campaign. The textile, clothing and leather industries produced more than a year ago for the second month in a row. There has also been a production increase in the oil, chemical and rubber industries, which was for the tenth month in a row. This branch makes up over 20% of total industrial production.

(source: CBS)

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