According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, compared to October of the previous year, industrial output rose according to seasonally adjusted data in October 2006 by 3.9%, including 4.6% in processing, 2.3% in electricity, gas and water supply, while it has decreased by 4.8% in mining and quarrying.
Compared to October of the previous year, there was an increase by 3.1% in manufacturing of food products and beverages. Increases could be observed in the following sub-sectors: 17.4% in manufacturing, processing and preserving of meat and meat products; 14.1% in manufacturing of beverages; 5.3% in manufacturing of milk products; 2.2% in manufacturing of grain mill products and of starch and starch products.
On the other side, production amounts have decreased in: processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables by 26.7%; processing and preserving of fish and fish products by 8.7%; in manufacturing of other food products (bread, confectionery and sugar) by 2.9%.
In comparison with October of the previous year, the output in October 2006 increased in the following sectors by: 30.4% in manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres; 19.3% in manufacturing of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships, boats, locomotives, and carriages); 18.8% in manufacturing of textiles; 16.5% in manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment; 7.7% in manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c; 6.4% in manufacturing of machinery and equipment; 5.6% in publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media; 3.5% in manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products (ceramics, cement, concrete and other products); 2.2% in manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products; 0.2% in manufacturing of electric machinery and equipment.
The decreases in industrial output were: 7.3% in manufacturing of wearing apparel; 5.9% in manufacturing of wood and articles of wood except furniture; 4.0% in manufacturing of basic metals; 2.2% in manufacturing of furniture; and in other sectors.
Compared to September 2006, industrial output in October 2006 decreased by 1.3%, including 7.5% in mining and quarrying, 10.9% in electricity, gas and water supply, whereas an increase of 1.9% could be observed in. processing
Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
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