In November, industrial production stayed at previous month level
Latest seasonally adjusted data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (at constant prices) show that, in comparison with October, industrial production volume in November did not change. In manufacturing there was a rise of 2.1%, while in mining and quarrying as well as in electricity and gas supply – a decrease of 1.2% and 4%, respectively.
Industrial production volume index
Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
In comparison with October, rise in manufacturing production was recorded in sectors having the highest share: wood processing (3.4%), manufacture of food products (of 2.1%), and metalworking (of 16.5%).
Compared to November 2012, industrial production output in November 2013 grew by 0.4%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices; of which by 2.6% in manufacturing, while in mining and quarrying as well as in electricity and gas supply there was a drop of 0.3% and 6.2%, respectively.
The most notable increase in manufacturing was recorded in manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers – of 33.6%, and manufacture of electrical equipment – of 14.4%. Significant growth was observed also in manufacturing sectors having the largest share: wood processing (of 6.6%), manufacture of food products (of 10.3%), and metalworking (of 12.3%).
Changes in volume of industrial production, %
(at constant prices)
Mining and quarrying
Manufacture of food products
Manufacturing 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 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
Manufacture 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
More information on seasonally adjusted, calendar adjusted and non-adjusted industrial production turnover indices is available in the CSB database
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