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Industrial output in November 2005

Compared with November of the previous year, seasonally adjusted industrial production output in November 2005 increased by 7.0% (an increase of 43.7% in mining and quarrying, 10.1% in manufacturing and a decrease of 4.6% in electricity, gas and water supply), according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Compared with November last year, output of food products and beverages in November this year increased by 10.2%. Increases were observed in the following subsections: 16.5% in the manufacture, processing and preserving of meat and meat products, 15.7% in the manufacture of beverages, 8.6% in the manufacture of milk products, 7.0% in the manufacture of other food products (bread, confectionery and sugar), 3.6% in the processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables and 0.1% in the processing and preserving of fish and fish products.

Compared with November of the previous year, there were the following increases in production output in November 2005: 31.3% in the manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus, 28.7% in the manufacture of rubber and plastics, 27.2% in the manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (ceramic products, cement, concrete and other products), 26.1% in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products, 22.5% in publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media,19.9% in the manufacture of textiles, 11.7% in the % manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products, 9.6% in the manufacture of fabricated metal products except machinery and equipment, 5.8% in the manufacture of wood and articles of wood (of which increases of 3.5% in the manufacture of sawn wood and 8.5% in the manufacture of veneered panels, plywood, glued panels and other panels and boards), 3.8% in the manufacture of equipment, machinery and machine tools, 1.5% in the manufacture of furniture; there were also increases in other industries.

The decreases in industrial output were 6.5% in the manufacture of basic metals, 6.3% in the manufacture of other transport equipment (ships, boats, locomotives, repair of the rolling stock) and 3.9% in the manufacture of wearing apparel; there were also decreases in other industries.

Compared with October 2005, industrial output in November increased by 0.9% (8.3% in mining and quarrying, 0.7% in manufacturing and 1.2% in electricity, gas and water supply).

Prepared by Industrial Statistics Section
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Irena Bekmane

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