Increase in industrial production output
Compared to 2016, in 2017 industrial production output grew by 8.3 %. The rise was influenced by the upturn in manufacturing (of 8 %), mining and quarrying (18.1 %) and electricity and gas supply (8.2 %).
Compared to the year before, in 2017 the greatest upward influence on manufacturing output was exerted by manufacture of motor vehicles trailers and semi-trailers (of 26.8 %), manufacture of machinery and equipment (21.5 %), manufacture of electrical equipment (20.9 %), and manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (20.6 %).
Compared to 2016, in 2017 output decline was observed in manufacture of basic metals (of 2.4 %), as well as manufacture of paper and paper products (0.3 %). Compared to 2016, in 2017 manufacturing turnover grew by 9.5 %; 65.5 % of the products sold were exported (64.6 % in 2016).