Industrial production output in December 2009

03.02.2010

In 2009 industrial production output1 (at current prices) comprised LVL 3553.6 mln, of which in December – LVL 295.9 mln, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.

Compared to 2008 industrial production output in 2009 has reduced by 15.8%, according to working day adjusted data. Of which in manufacturing– by 17.7%, in electricity and gas supply - by 8.4%, in mining and quarrying - by 1.1%.

 Industrial production volume index
(2005=100)
 


Compared to November 2009 industrial production volume in December 2009 has reduced by 4.2%, according to seasonally adjusted data2. Of which in manufacturing – by 5.7%, but in mining and quarrying there was an increase of 7.4%, and in electricity and gas supply - of 1.8%.

Most notable reduction of industrial production volume was recorded in manufacture of beverages – 25.8%, in 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) – 14.1%, in manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products – 11.9%. But most notable growth of industrial production volume, in turn, was observed in manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products – 25%, in the manufacture of other transport equipment (building of ships and boats, manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock) – 10.9%, and in manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations – 6%.

Compared to December 2008 industrial production output in December 2009 has reduced by 3.6%, according to working day adjusted data. Of which in manufacturing – by 5.3%, in mining and quarrying – by 4.5%, but in electricity and gas supply there was a rise of 2.5%.

Most notable reduction of industrial production output was recorded in manufacture of beverages – 40%, in manufacture of textiles – 35.9%, in manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers – 34.1%. But most significant growth, in turn, was observed in manufacturing of wood and cork articles, except furniture – 33.7%, in manufacture of electrical equipment – 31.1%, and in manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations – 7.6%.

In comparison with 3rd quarter of 2009 industrial production output in the 4th quarter of 2009 grew by 3.8%, according to seasonally adjusted data. Of which in manufacturing – by 3.0%, in electricity and gas supply - by 10.3%, but in mining and quarrying there was a decrease of 10.2%.

Compared to corresponding quarter a year before in 4th quarter of 2009 industrial production output has reduced by 6.7%, according to working day adjusted data. Of which in manufacturing – by 8.3%, in mining and quarrying – by 8.1%. But in electricity and gas supply there was a increase of 0.1%.

Changes in volume indices of industrial production
(at constant prices)


I - XII 2009 as% over I - XII 2008 (working day adjusted)

X - XII 2009 as% over

XII 2009 as % over

2009 VII – IX (seasonally adjusted)

X – XII 2008 (working day adjusted)

XI 2009 (seasonally adjusted)

XII 2008 (working day adjusted)

All production

-15.8

3.8

-6.7

-4.2

-3.6

Mining and quarrying

-1.1

-10.2

-8.1

7.4

-4.5

Manufacturing

-17.7

3.0

-8.3

-5.7

-5.3

Manufacture of food products

-13.1

-3.6

-12.6

0.5

-9.2

processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products

-11.8

0.0

-11.5

0.7

-9.7

processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs

-28.2

7.3

-27.1

-4.3

-22.5

manufacture of dairy products

-14.9

1.9

-14.2

1.4

-9.9

manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products

-10.6

3.8

2.0

0.3

3.6

manufacture of bakery and farinaceous products (manufacture of bread, rusks and biscuits, macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products)

-4.9

-3.4

-4.9

0.3

0.0

manufacture of other food products (manufacture of sugar confectionery, tea and coffee and other food products n.e.c.)

-12.5

-3.1

-14.0

-0.9

-10.6

Manufacture of beverages

-22.2

-13.8

-32.8

-25.8

-40.0

Manufacture of textiles

-43.2

-4.9

-28.7

-6.6

-35.9

Manufacture of wearing apparel

-32.2

-7.7

-36.1

-11.7

-18.5

Manufacture of wood and cork articles, except furniture

3.1

3.3

30.8

-7.2

33.7

Manufacture of paper and paper products

-9.9

-2.4

-0.9

-11.9

5.3

Printing and reproduction of recorded media

-19.5

-0.1

-10.1

-10.9

-8.3

Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

-4.1

48.8

2.6

-11.8

-3.2

Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

-17.2

26.5

-9.4

6.0

7.6

Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

-29.5

4.6

-16.3

2.6

-7.6

Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

-33.4

-13.9

-43.3

3.5

-33.9

Manufacture of basic metals

-6.2

16.3

20.3

-6.8

-4.1

Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

-37.6

6.5

-33.4

-8.4

-28.2

Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

-26.4

-3.8

-23.5

25.0

-2.4

Manufacture of electrical equipment

-26.4

16.3

3.0

4.7

31.1

Manufacturing of machinery, mechanisms, and equipment

-47.3

21.2

-24.5

-9.9

-21.1

Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

-53.4

-20.6

-48.8

-7.7

-34.1

Manufacture of other transport equipment (building of ships and boats, manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock)

-46.5

-6.8

-38.0

10.9

-22.7

Manufacture of furniture

-15.3

-7.1

-11.8

-3.7

-14.5

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)

-26.3

5.2

-25.7

-14.1

-32.4

Electricity and gas supply

-8.4

10.3

0.1

1.8

2.5

 

 

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

 

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
Irēna Bekmane
Tel. 67366830

 

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1 Data are compiled on economically active enterprises, which in industrial production employ 20 and more persons, or in which industrial turnover previous year exceeded LVL 300 thsd.
Industrial production volume in accordance with the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE 2.rev. includes Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing and Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, except steam and air conditioning supply.

2 The influence of varying number of working days in the month and factors of seasonal repetition, i.e., seasonal fluctuations of goods produced in selected economic activities, has been eliminated.