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Industrial production output in November 2008

In January – November 2008 industrial production output1 (at current prices) comprised LVL 4405 mln, of which in November – LVL 379.1 mln, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.

Volume index of manufacturing (2000=100)

Compared to October industrial production output in November 2008, except steam and water supply (at constant prices), has reduced by 3.1%, according to seasonally adjusted data2. Of which in mining and quarrying – by 14%, in manufacturing - by 2.5%, but in electricity and gas supply - by 3.8%. Most notable decrease of industrial production volume was recorded in manufacturing of basic metals – 14.6%, in manufacturing of machinery, mechanisms, and equipment – 12.1%, and in manufacture of non-metallic mineral products – 11.2%.

Compared to November of previous year industrial production output in November 2008, except steam and water supply, has reduced by 13.9%, according to working day adjusted data. Of which in mining and quarrying – by 16.8%, in manufacturing - by 15.2%, but in electricity, gas and water supply - by 10.8%. The highest volume reduction was observed in manufacturing of machinery, mechanisms, and equipment – 38.8%, in manufacturing of furniture – 34.3%, in manufacturing of basic metals – 30.9%.

Changes in volume indices of selected manufacturing branches November 2008 as % of November 2007 (working day adjusted)

Changes in volume indices of industrial production in November 2008 (at constant prices)

XI 2008 as % of

X 2008(seasonally adjusted)2

XI 2007(working day adjusted)

Industry, except water and steam supply



Mining and quarrying






Manufacturing of food products and beverages



processing and preservation of meat and meat products



processing and preserving of fish and fish products



manufacture of dairy products



manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products



manufacture of other food products (bread, confectionery, sugar)



manufacture of beverages



Manufacturing of textiles



Manufacturing of wearing apparel; processing and colouring of furs



Manufacturing of wood and cork articles, except furniture



sawmilling and planning of wood, impregnation of wood



Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products



Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media



Manufacturing of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres



Manufacturing of rubber and plastic products



Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products



Manufacturing of basic metals



Manufacturing of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment



Manufacturing of machinery, mechanisms, and equipment



Manufacturing of electrical machinery and equipment



Manufacturing of other transport equipment (repairing and construction of ships and boats)



Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing not classified otherwise



manufacture of furniture



Electricity and gas supply



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

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 includes income from produced goods and sale of works (services) of industrial character excluding value added tax, final product stock and unfinished product stock changes at the end of the reference period in comparison with the beginning of the reference period, and value of equipment produced with the help of the enterprise labour force for own needs, as well as, capital repairs of the equipment.

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

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
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Ramona Skakunova

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