Industrial output in August 2007

08.10.2007

Compared to July 2007, industrial production output in August 2007 increased by 2.6%, according to seasonally adjusted data (seasonal and working day influence is taken into account) of the Central Statistical Bureau, of which there was a rise of 12.9% in mining and quarrying, 2,4% in manufacturing, and 2.4% in electricity, gas and water supply.

Compared to August of previous year, industrial production output in August 2007 increased by3.3% according to seasonally adjusted data. Of which in manufacturing by 1%, in mining and quarrying by 6.2%, in electricity, gas and water supply by 11%.

Changes in volume indices of separate manufacturing field production
August 2007 in % over August 2006 (seasonally adjusted)

Changes in volume indices of production

2007 VIII in % over 2006 VIII

Seasonally adjusted

Adjusted by number of working days (seasonally not adjusted)

All production

3.3

3.0

Mining and quarrying

6.2

4.6

Manufacturing production

1.0

1.4

Manufacturing of food products and beverages

7.2

7.6

  · Processing and preservation of meat and meat products

-0.5

-2.3

  ·Processing and preserving of fish and fish products

-6.6

-6.5

  · Manufacture of dairy products

20.7

17.8

  · Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products

4.1

4.0

  · Manufacture of other food products (bread, confectionery, sugar)

-5.8

-5.2

  · Manufacture of beverages

25.3

23.3

Manufacturing of textiles

4.3

7.2

Manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and colouring of furs

-11.7

-12.1

Manufacturing of wood and cork articles, except furniture

-0.3

0.6

  · Sawmilling and planning of wood, impregnation of wood

-5.7

-5.9

Manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper articles

8.5

8.9

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

-0.7

-1.3

Manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres

-5.4

-5.5

Manufacturing of rubber and plastic products

1.0

0.0

Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (manufacture of glass, ceramics, cement, concrete, brick, etc.)

-14.1

-12.3

Manufacturing of basic metals

-1.9

-1.8

Manufacturing of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

1.1

1.3

Manufacturing of machinery, mechanisms, and equipment

-12.6

-13.2

Manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment

14.4

14.4

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

37.6

41.9

Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing not classified otherwise

-14.0

-14.3

  · Manufacture of furnitureManufacture of furniture

-18.4

-19.3

Electric power, gas, and water supply

11.0

11.0

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
Tel. 7366830
Irēna Bekmane