Industrial output in May 2008


Compared to April 2008, industrial production output[1] in May 2008 at constant prices, i.e., considering the influence of the price changes, has decreased by 3.1%, according to the seasonally adjusted data (the influence of the season and working days has been taken into account) of the Central Statistical Bureau. Of which in manufacturing there was a volume decrease of 3.3%, in electricity, gas and water supply - of 3.4%, but in mining and quarrying the volume increased by 7.1%.

Compared to May of previous year, in May 2008 industrial production output, according to working day adjusted data, has decreased by 8.5%. Of which in manufacturing there was a volume decrease by 8%, in electricity, gas and water supply - by 9.6%, but in mining and quarrying the volume increased by 3.1%.

The decrease in industrial production is related to the drop in demand and decrease of orders in the following economic activities: food, textiles and wearing apparel, manufacture of wood, paper products, printing, chemicals and chemical products, rubber and plastic products, construction materials and furniture. Also, the decrease of manufacturing volume was influenced by interruption of enterprises’ activity in separate economic activities.

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

Changes in volume indices of production by kind of economic activity

V 2008 as %

IV 2008 (seasonally adjusted)[2]

V 2007 (working day adjusted, seasonally not adjusted)

All production



Mining and quarrying






Manufacture of food products and beverages



processing and preservation of meat and meat products



processing and preserving of fish and fish products



manufacture of dairy products



manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products



manufacture of other food products (bread, confectionery, sugar)



manufacture of beverages



Manufacture of textiles



Manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and colouring of furs



Manufacturing of wood and cork articles, except furniture



sawmilling and planning of wood, impregnation of woodawmilling and planning of wood, impregnation of wood



Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products



Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media



Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres



Manufacture of rubber and plastic products



Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products



Manufacture of basic metals



Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment



Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.



Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c.



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



Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing not classified otherwise



manufacture of furnitureanufacture of furniture



Electricity, gas and water supply



More information on seasonally adjusted, adjusted by number of working days and non-adjusted data on industrial production volume indices is available in data base of CSB.

[1] Includes income from the sales of products and services of industrial character excluding value added tax, finished and unfinished production stock changes at the end and at the beginning of the reference period, and the value of devices produced by the enterprise labour force for own needs, as well as capital repairs of the equipment.

[2] The influence of varying number of working days and influence of seasonal repetitions factors, i.e., seasonal fluctuation of production volume in selected economic activities, has been averted.

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
Ramona Skakunova