According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, compared to July of the previous year, industrial output according to seasonally adjusted data rose in July 2006 by 4.0%, including 2.5% in processing, 9.8% in electricity, gas and water supply. Production output has decreased by 4.5% in mining and quarrying.
Compared to July of the previous year, there was an increase by 2.7% in manufacturing of food products and beverages. Increases could be observed in the following sub-sectors: 20.3% in manufacturing of beverages; 15.0% in manufacturing, processing and preserving of meat and meat products; 5.0% in processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables; 2.2% in manufacturing of milk products. Production amounts have decreased in: processing and preserving of fish and fish products by 23.1%; manufacturing of grain mill products and of starch and starch products by 8.1%; in manufacturing of other food products (bread, confectionery and sugar) by 7.0%.
In comparison with July of the previous year, the output in July 2006 increased in the following sectors by: 22.8% in manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres; 19.0% in manufacturing of textiles; 16.2% in manufacturing of basic metals; 14.5% in manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products (ceramics, cement, concrete and other products); 12.7% in publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media; 8.4% in manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment; 7.7% in manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c; 7.0% in manufacturing of furniture.
The decreases in industrial output were: 25.6% in manufacturing of wearing apparel; 18.2% in manufacturing of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships, boats, locomotives, and carriages); 8.1% in manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products; 4.8% in manufacturing of machinery and equipment; 1.9% in manufacturing of wood and articles of wood except furniture; a. o. sectors.
Compared to June 2006, industrial output in July 2006 decreased by 0.4%, including 22.5% in mining and quarrying, 1.2% in processing, whereas an increase of 3.3% could be observed in electricity, gas and water supply.
Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
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