Industrial output in December 2005

07.02.2006

Compared to December of the previous year, seasonally adjusted industrial output in December 2005 rose by 9.1% (31.3% in mining and quarrying, 8.9% in manufacturing and 8.7% in electricity, gas and water supply), according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

There was an increase of 7.5% in the manufacture of food products and beverages. Increases could be observed in nearly all of its sub-sectors: 19.5% in the manufacture, processing and preserving of meat and meat products, 16.1% in the processing and preserving of fruits and vegetables, 12.7% in the manufacture of beverages, 11.2% in the manufacture of milk products, 6.3% in the manufacture of prepared animal feed and 2.7% in the processing and preserving of fish and fish products. There were the following decreases: 1.7% in the manufacture of other food products (bread, confectionery and sugar) and 4% in the manufacture of grain mill products and of starch and starch products.

In comparison with December of the previous year, the output of seasonally adjusted products in December 2005 increased in the following sectors:

Manufacture of textiles

51.5 %

Manufacture of machinery and equipment

44.6 %

Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres

19.8 %

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

17.4 %

Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

15.7 %

Manufacture of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment

13.3 %

Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products

10.3 %

Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products

8.9 %

Manufacture of wood and articles of wood except furniture

7.6 %

Manufacture of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.

6.3 %

Manufacture of basic metals

6.3 %

The decreases in industrial output were 3.7% in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c and 49.7% in the manufacture of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships and boats).

Compared to November 2005, industrial output in December 2005 increased by 0.5% (4.4% in electricity, gas and water supply) whereas there were decreases of 3.2% in mining and quarrying and 0.5% in manufacturing.

According to seasonally adjusted data, there were the following changes in industrial output in the fourth quarter of 2005:

 

X-XII  2005,   % on

X-XII 2004

 VII-IX 2005

Industry, total

8.3

1.4

Mining and quarrying

35.0

10.8

Manufacturing

9.7

1.5

Manufacture of food products and beverages

8.8

2.3

Manufacture of textiles

32.6

2.2

Manufacture of wearing apparel; dressing and dying of fur

-10.0

-7.0

Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

7.9

-0.2

Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products

13.9

1.5

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

21.0

5.9

Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

19.9

10.3

Manufacture of rubber and plastics products

22.6

3.5

Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

23.0

1.6

Manufacture of basic metals

5.0

4.6

Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

16.4

-3.9

Manufacture of mashinery and equipment

-2.9

4.8

Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus

36.1

7.0

Manufacture of radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus

0.5

6.0

Manufacture of other transport equipment

-22.1

-32.2

Manufacture of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.

5.0

2.5

Electricity, gas and water supply

2.3

0.5

Compared to previous year, industrial production output in 2005 rose by 5.6% (25.6% in mining and quarrying, 6.5% in manufacturing and 2.3% in electricity, gas and water supply).

The steepest increases in 2005 were in the following activities: 24.2% in the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products, 19.7% in the manufacture of rubber and plastics products, 19.3% in the manufacture of textiles, 13.8% in the manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres, 13.6% in publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media, 12.4% in the manufacture of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment, 11.6% in the manufacture of electrical machinery and equipment, 9.4% in the manufacture of other transport equipment (building and repair of ships and boats; building and repair of railway rolling stock), 8.9% in the manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products, 5% in the manufacture of food products and beverages, 3.2% in the manufacture of furniture, 4.3% in the manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c and 2.6% in the manufacture of wood and of articles of wood.

During the year there were decreases of 10.8% in the manufacture of radio, television and communications equipment and apparatus, 5% in the manufacture of basic metals and 3.6% in the manufacture of wearing apparel, dressing and dyeing of fur.

Prepared by the Industrial and Fishery Statistics Section
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Irēna Bekmane