Industrial output in September 2006

07.11.2006

According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau, compared to September of the previous year, industrial output according to seasonally adjusted data rose in September 2006 by 3.8%, including 18.9% in mining and quarrying, 2.2% in processing, 8.0% in electricity, gas and water supply.

Compared to September of the previous year, there was an increase by 1.4% in manufacturing of food products and beverages. Increases could be observed in the following sub-sectors: 14.9% in manufacturing, processing and preserving of meat and meat products; 9.3% in manufacturing of beverages; 4.6% in manufacturing of milk products. Production amounts have decreased in: processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables by 22.4%; processing and preserving of fish and fish products by 13.9%; manufacturing of grain mill products and of starch and starch products by 10.8%; in manufacturing of other food products (bread, confectionery and sugar) by 0.5%.

In comparison with September of the previous year, the output in September 2006 increased in the following sectors by: 39.8% in manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres; 26.8% in manufacturing of textiles; 15.3% in manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products (ceramics, cement, concrete and other products); 6.2% in manufacturing of furniture; 5.6% in manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products; 5.3% in manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c; 4.1% in publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media; 4.2% in manufacturing of basic metals; 2.0% in manufacturing of electric machinery and equipment; 0.5% in manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment.

The decreases in industrial output were: 10.7% in manufacturing of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships, boats, locomotives, and carriages); 9.8% in manufacturing of machinery and equipment; 5.4% in manufacturing of wearing apparel; 6.2% in manufacturing of wood and articles of wood except furniture.

Compared to August 2006, industrial output in September 2006 decreased by 1.0%, including 2.5% in processing, whereas an increase of 1.5% could be observed in mining and quarrying, 3.8% in electricity, gas and water supply.

In the third quarter of 2006, the following changes of physical amount in the following industrial branches could be observed according to seasonally adjusted data:

INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT IN THIRD QUARTER OF 2006

 

VII – IX 2006 in % against

VII - IX 2005

IV - VI 2006

All industry

5.2

1.8

Mining and quarrying

9.7

-1.5

Processing

4.2

1.4

Manufacturing of food products and beverages

4.6

0.0

Manufacturing of textiles

23.7

5.3

Manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and dyeing of furs

-13.0

-4.5

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

-3.7

-0.8

Manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products

1.5

-1.1

Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media

5.8

3.1

Manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres

29.1

7.0

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

7.7

4.4

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products

16.9

16.6

Manufacturing of basic metals

8.6

-0.8

Manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment

8.0

0.3

Manufacturing of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

-2.6

2.3

Manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment

3.2

22.7

Manufacturing of other transport equipment

-9.0

-9.8

Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.

7.6

0.9

Electricity, gas and water supply

8.2

3.4

In the first nine months of 2006, in comparison with the first nine months of the previous year, industrial output rose by 5.9%, including 13.8% in mining and quarrying, 5.5% in processing, 7.0% in electricity, gas and water supply.

The biggest increase in nine months was in the following sub-sectors: 25.2% in manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres; 24.0% in manufacturing of textiles; 11.2% in manufacturing of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment; 10.4% in manufacturing of furniture; 10.1% in manufacturing of electric machinery and equipment; 8.6% in publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media; 8.0% in manufacturing of rubber and plastic products n.e.c; 7.9% in manufacturing of basic metals; 7.4% in manufacturing of pulp, paper and paper products; 6.2% in manufacturing of food and beverages; 6.2% in manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products (ceramics, cement, concrete and other products); 0.8% in manufacturing of wood and articles of wood except furniture.

The decreases in industrial output were: 16.6% in manufacturing of other transport equipment (building and repairing of ships and boats); 2.4% in manufacturing of machinery and equipment; 9.4% in manufacturing of wearing apparel, processing and dyeing of furs.

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
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Irēna Bekmane