According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, compared to April of the previous year, industrial output according to seasonally adjusted data rose in April 2006 by 4.3%, including 3.9% in processing, 6.0% in electricity, gas and water supply, and decreased by 2.6% in mining and quarrying.
Compared to April of the previous year, there was an increase by 9.3% in manufacturing of food products and beverages. Increases could be observed in the following sub-sectors: 16.5% in manufacturing, processing and preserving of meat and meat products; 18.0% in manufacturing of beverages; 14.3% in manufacturing of milk products; 6.9% in processing and preserving of fish and fish products; 6.0% in manufacturing of other food products (bread, confectionery and sugar). Production amounts have decreased in: manufacturing of grain mill products and of starch and starch products by 10.0%; processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables by 7.7%; manufacturing of prepared animal food by 6.2%.
In comparison with April of the previous year, the output in April 2006 increased in the following sectors by: 23.6% in manufacturing of textiles; 10.1% in publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media; 15.5% in manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres; 11.0% in manufacturing of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships, boats, locomotives, and carriages); 10.2% in manufacturing of furniture; 9.0% in manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c.; 8.2% in manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products; 7.9% in manufacturing of basic metals; 7.4% in manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment.
The decreases in industrial output were 14.1% in manufacturing of wearing apparel; 9.6% in manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment; 8.4% in manufacturing of machinery and equipment n.e.c.; 2.7% in manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products (ceramics, cement, concrete and other products);. 1.2% in manufacturing of wood and articles of wood except furniture.
Compared to March 2006, industrial output in April 2006 decreased by 3.8%, including 8.1% in mining and quarrying, 5.6% in processing, whereas an increase of 3.0% could be observed in electricity, gas and water supply.
Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
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