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Industrial production records rise by 5.5% in first half of 2016: statistics

According to the State Statistical Office data, the industrial production volume index in August 2016 records rise by 5.2% in comparison with August 2015, while in the period January – August 2016 it rises by 5.5%.

The industrial production in the section Mining and quarrying in August 2016, in comparison with August 2015, decreased by 10.5%, in the section Manufacturing it increased by 8.4%, and in the section Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply it increased by 0.9%.

The increase in the section Manufacturing is mostly due to increased production in the divisions Manufacture of food products, Manufacture of textiles, Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations, Manufacture of rubber and plastic products, Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products, Manufacture of electrical equipment, Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c., Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers and Manufacture of furniture.

The industrial production by Main Industrial Groupings in August 2016, in comparison with August 2015, was higher in Intermediate goods, except energy by 1.0%, Capital goods by 60.8% and Durable consumer goods by 69.9%, but lower in Energy by 2.3% and Non-durable consumer goods by 11.6%

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