Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to September 2012, manufacturing turnover1, according to seasonally adjusted data at current prices, in October 2012 decreased by 3.9%, of which by 2% in the domestic market and by 5.5% in exports.
The most notable drop was recorded in manufacture of basic metals – of 31.7% (decrease both in domestic market and exports), in manufacture of chemicals and chemical products – of 28.3% (decrease of 34.4% in domestic market and of 26.2% in exports), and in manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers – of 14.8% (decrease of 9.7% in domestic market and of 15.4 % in exports).
In its turn, according to seasonally non-adjusted data manufacturing turnover increased by 3.9%, of which in the domestic market – by 5.4% and in exports – by 2.7%.
Compared to October 2011, manufacturing turnover in October 2012, according to calendar adjusted data increased by 7.6%, of which in the domestic market by 0.8% and in exports - by 14.4%. As compared to the corresponding period of the previous year manufacturing turnover at current prices not considering influence of calendar days increased by 13.8%, of which in the domestic market – by 6.8% and by 20.7% in exports.Increase in manufacturing turnover was mostly affected by growth in manufacture of food products, in manufacture of pharmaceutical products, in manufacture of basic metals and in mechanical engineering sub-sectors.
Changes in turnover of selected manufacturing sectors
October 2012 as % of October 2011 (calendar adjusted data)
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted industrial production turnover indices is available in the CSB data base.
Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
1 Industrial turnover index is calculated at current prices.Index characterises monthly changes in demand for industrial goods and services on the market.
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