Industrial output in June 2006

07.08.2006

According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, compared to June of the previous year, industrial output according to seasonally adjusted data rose in June 2006 by 5.7%, including 28.9% in mining and quarrying, 4.8% in processing, and by 7% in electricity, gas and water supply.

Compared to June of the previous year, there was an increase by 5.9% in manufacturing of food products and beverages. Increases could be observed almost in all sub-sectors: 17.5% in manufacturing, processing and preserving of meat and meat products; 15.5% in manufacturing of milk products; 13.3% in manufacturing of prepared animal food; 9.1% in manufacturing of beverages; 3.1% in manufacturing of grain mill products and of starch and starch products; 1.7% in processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables. Production amounts have decreased in: processing and preserving of fish and fish products by 2.2%; manufacturing of other food products (bread, confectionery and sugar) by 0.1%.

In comparison with June of the previous year, the output in June 2006 increased in the following sectors:

Manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres

24.4 %

Manufacturing of basic metals

22.7 %

Manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment

19.5 %

Manufacturing of textiles

17.7 %

Manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment

15.8 %

Manufacturing of radio, TV, and communications equipment and devices

13.5 %

Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.

12.2 %

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

9.1 %

Manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c.

7.7 %

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products

7.4 %

Manufacturing of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

4.1 %

The decreases in industrial output were: 2.9% in manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products; 3.8% in manufacturing of wood and articles of wood except furniture; 5.7% in manufacturing of wearing apparel; 16.6% in manufacturing of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships and boats).

Compared to May 2006, industrial output in June 2006 increased by 1.3%, including 6.2% in mining and quarrying, 1.2% in processing; 1.4% in electricity, gas and water supply.

In the second quarter of 2006, the following changes of physical amount in the following industrial branches could be observed:

2006 IV-VI % against

2005 IV-VI

2006 I-III

All industry

4.3

1.1

Mining and quarrying

19.0

7.2

Processing

4.9

1.5

Manufacturing of food products and beverages

8.9

5.0

Manufacturing of textiles

21.5

3.3

Manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and dyeing of furs

-8.1

-0.7

Manufacturing of wood, cork, and articles of wood except furniture; manufacturing of straw and woven articles

-1.8

-4.3

Manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products

5.0

-0.7

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

8.6

-1.1

Manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres

22.0

3.9

Manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c.

7.0

-0.1

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products

6.2

16.4

Manufacturing of basic metals

15.5

8.2

Manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment

9.4

4.9

Manufacturing of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

-8.0

-4.3

Manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment

-3.0

-7.1

Manufacturing of radio, TV, and communications equipment and devices

19.2

9.5

Manufacturing of other transport equipment

-7.3

31.6

Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.

12.5

0.0

Electricity, gas and water supply

1.4

-0.4

In the first half-year of 2006, compared to the first six months of the previous year, industrial output rose according to seasonally adjusted data by 6.5%, including 18.4% in mining and quarrying, 6.4% in processing, 6.7% in electricity, gas and water supply,

In the first half-year, increase could be observed in the following branches: 23.3% in manufacturing of textiles; 22.9% in manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres; 15.8% in manufacturing of radio, TV, and communications equipment and devices; 14.6% in manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment; 13.4% in manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment; 11.9% in manufacturing of furniture; 11.2% in manufacturing of paper and paper products; 8.3% in manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c.; 7.6% in production of food products and beverages; 7.3% in manufacturing of basic metals; 3.1% in manufacturing of wood and wood articles.

Production amounts have decreased in manufacturing of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships and boats) – by 18.5%; manufacturing of machinery and equipment n.e.c. – by 3.1%; manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and dyeing of furs – by 7.1%; manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products – by 0.3%.

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
Tel.7366830
Irēna Bekmane