Industrial output in March 2007

07.05.2007

Compared to March of the previous year, industrial production output in March 2007 rose by 1% according to seasonally adjusted data (seasonal and working day influence is taken into account) of the Central Statistical Bureau. There was an increase of 2.2% in manufacturing, in mining and quarrying of 22.1%, but there was a decrease of 4.6% in electricity, gas and water supply.

Seasonally adjusted volume indices of industrial output (2000=100)

Changes in volume indices of production

2007 I-III in % over 2006 I-III

2007 III in % over 2006 III

seasonally adjusted

adjusted by number of working days (seasonally not adjusted)

All production

0.8

1.0

1.0

Mining and quarrying

28.9

22.1

30.7

Manufacturing production

2.4

2.2

2.5

Manufacturing of food products and beverages

4.1

3.4

3.7

· Processing and preservation of meat and meat products

11.0

10.1

9.5

· Processing and preserving of fish and fish products

-16.9

-7.9

-7.7

· Manufacture of dairy products

3.6

3.0

3.6

· Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products

6.9

9.0

8.8

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

-2.7

-1.5

-2.2

· Manufacture of beverages

23.1

13.8

14.8

Manufacturing of textiles

6.7

9.5

4.5

Manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and colouring of furs

-6.1

-7.0

-6.2

Manufacturing of wood and cork articles, except furniture;

-8.2

-13.3

-11.6

· Sawmilling and planning of wood, impregnation of wood

-9.0

-13.9

-13.5

Manufacturing of pulp, paper, and paper articles

7.2

16.7

14.9

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

-5.5

-1.5

-0.9

Manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres;

10.8

20.9

20.9

Manufacturing of rubber and plastic products

32.9

40.0

35.9

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products

22.2

19.1

24.8

Manufacturing of basic metals

9.4

12.0

13.3

Manufacturing of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

24.0

27.7

28.7

Manufacturing of machinery, mechanisms, and equipment

7.0

0.1

1.0

Manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment

10.0

15.7

15.7

Manufacturing of other transport equipment

-0.3

8.1

8.2

Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing not classified otherwise

1.2

11.1

10.4

· Manufacture of furniture

-1.4

6.6

7.0

Electric power, gas, and water supply

-3.3

-4.6

-4.6

Compared to February 2007, industrial production output in March 2007 increased by 0.1% according to seasonally adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau. In manufacturing was increase of 2.9% in mining and quarrying of 8.3%, but decrease of 9.1% in electricity, gas and water supply.

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
Tel. 7366830
Irēna Bekmane