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Industrial output in March 2008

Compared to February 2008, industrial production output[1] in March 2008 at constant prices, i.e., considering the influence of the price changes, has decreased by 1.5%, according to the seasonally adjusted data (the influence of the season and working days has been taken into account) of the Central Statistical Bureau. Of which in mining and quarrying there was a decrease of 10.8%, in manufacturing - of 4.3%, but electricity, gas and water supply increased by 4.3%.

Compared to March of previous year, in March 2008 industrial production output according to working day adjusted data has decreased by 5.5%. Of which in manufacturing there was a decrease of 9.2%, in mining and quarrying - of 21.1%, but electricity, gas and water supply increased by 3.6%.

Seasonally adjusted volume index of manufacturing production (2000=100%)

Changes in volume indices of production by kind of activity

I-III 2008 as % over I-III 2007 (adjusted by number of working days)[2]

III 2008 as %

II 2008 (seasonally adjusted)[3]

III 2007 (adjusted by number of working days)

All production




Mining and quarrying








Manufacture 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




Manufacture 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




Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products




Manufacture of rubber and plastic products




Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products




Manufacture of basic metals




Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment




Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.




Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c.




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




Manufacturing of furniture; manufacturing not classified otherwise




manufacture of furniture




Electricity, gas and water supply




More information on seasonally adjusted, adjusted by number of working days and non-adjusted industrial production volume indices is available in data base of CSB: Click here

Prepared by the Industrial Statistics Section
Tel. 67366953
Ramona Skakunova

[1] Includes receipts from the sale of goods produced and industrial works (services) excluding value added tax, changes in stocks of finished products and work in progress (plus or minus) at the end of the reference period against the beginning of the period, evaluated on the basis of production costs, value of the fixed assets produced on own account employing the enterprise workforce as well as capital repair of the equipment.

[2] The influence of changing number of working days in the month has been averted. This indicator has been calculated only for the comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year.

[3] The influence of the factors of various number of working days in the month and seasonal repetition had been averted, i.e., seasonal fluctuations of production volume in selected fields. This indicator has been calculated only for the comparison with previous period.

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