Industrial output in April 2008

03.06.2008

Compared to March 2007, industrial production output1 in April 2008 at constant prices, i.e., considering the influence of the price changes, has increased by 4.4%, according to the seasonally adjusted data (the influence of the season and working days has been taken into account) of the Central Statistical Bureau. Of which in mining and quarrying there was an increase of 2.5%, in manufacturing of 1.3%, but electricity, gas and water supply by 6.3%.

Compared to April of previous year, in April 2008 industrial production output according to working day adjusted data has increased by 3.7%. Of which in manufacturing there by 2.6%, in electricity, gas and water supply of 9%, but in mining and quarrying the volume decreased by 12.9%.

Seasonally adjusted manufacturing volume index of industrial output (2000=100)

Changes in volume indices of production by kind of economic activity

IV 2008 in % over

III 2008 (seasonally adjusted)2

IV 2007 (working day adjusted, seasonally not adjusted)

All production

4.4

3.7

Mining and quarrying

2.5

-12.9

Manufacturing

1.3

2.6

Manufacture of food products and beverages

6.0

2.7

  processing and preservation of meat and meat products

10.0

-1.8

  processing and preserving of fish and fish products

-8.7

7.3

  manufacture of dairy products

1.5

-8.3

  manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products

2.5

-0.1

  manufacture of other food products (bread, confectionery, sugar)

6.6

-4.1

  manufacture of beverages

9.1

7.7

Manufacture of textiles

0.8

-3.0

Manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and colouring of furs

-2.6

-17.9

Manufacturing of wood and cork articles, except furniture

4.5

-4.2

  sawmilling and planning of wood, impregnation of wood

0.3

-14.9

Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products

9.8

15.7

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

5.3

3.0

Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

-20.1

2.3

Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

-1.1

-2.6

Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

-0.2

-19.7

Manufacture of basic metals

46.5

-0.4

Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

0.9

24.1

Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

6.1

-2.4

Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c.

37.4

17.6

Manufacturing of other transport equipment (repairing and construction of ships and boats)

18.7

181.7

Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing not classified otherwise

-2.3

-32.1 3

  manufacture of furniture

4.8

-28.0

Electricity, gas and water supply

6.3

9.0

More information on seasonally adjusted, adjusted by number of working days and non-adjusted data on industrial production volume indices is available in data base of CSB.

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1 Includes income from the sales of products and services of industrial character excluding value added tax, finished and unfinished production stock changes at the end and at the beginning of the reference period, and the value of devices produced by the enterprise labour force for own needs, as well as capital repairs of the equipment.

2 The influence of varying number of working days and influence of seasonal repetitions factors, i..e., seasonal fluctuation of production volume in selected economic activities, has been averted.

3 Due to the restructuring of enterprises one of the furniture manufacturers has changed its kind of economic activity, what caused rapid changes in this activity.

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
Tel.67366953
Ramona Skakunova