Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that, in comparison with June, industrial production volume in July increased by 1.8%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Of which in mining and quarrying – by 6.2%, in manufacturing – by 2%, but in electricity and gas supply there was a decrease of 1.1%.
Industrial production volume index
Compared to June, the most notable industrial production increase was observed inmanufacture of other transport equipment (building of ships and boats, manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock) – by 32.5%, in manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products – by 32.1%, and in manufacture of electrical equipment – by 17.8%.In its turn, the most notable fall in production was recorded in manufacture of basic metals – by 10%, in printing and reproduction of recorded media – by 8.8%, in manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment – by 7.7%.
Compared to July 2012, industrial production output in July of this year (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices) has risen by 2.1%. Of which in mining and quarrying – by 12.2%, and in manufacturing – by 4.2%, while in electricity and gas supply there was a decrease of 9.1%.The most notable industrial production increase was recorded in manufacture of other transport equipment– 3.6 times, in manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products – of 61% and in manufacture of machinery and equipment – of 18.3%. As compared to July of the previous year, production growth was recorded also in sectors having the largest share: metalworking – of 5%, manufacture of food products - of 1.9%, and in wood processing – of 1.8%.
Changes in volume of industrial production, %
(at constant prices)
Mining and quarrying
Manufacture of food products
Manufacture of textiles
Manufacture of wearing apparel
Manufacture of wood and cork articles, except furniture
Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
Manufacture of basic metals
Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Manufacture of electrical equipment
Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
Manufacture of other transport equipment (building of ships and boats, manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock)
Manufacture of furniture
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment (repair and maintenance of ships and boats, repair of fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment, installation of industrial machinery and equipment)
Electricity and gas supply
In July 2013, industrial production output (at current prices) comprised LVL 434.1 million.
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted industrial production volume indices is available in the CSB data base.
Industrial Statistics Section
Ramona Skakunova, phone: +371 67366953
Data are compiled on economically active enterprises employing 20 and more persons in industrial production or industrial turnover in which previous year exceeded LVL 300 thousand.
Industrial production volume, in compliance with the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2, includes mining and quarrying, manufacturing, and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, except steam and air conditioning supply.
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