Industrial output up by 5.4% in first three quarters

The State Statistical Office said Friday the industrial production in September rose by 4.6 percent compared to the same month in 2015, while the growth in period January-September amounted to 5.4 percent.


Industrial production in section Mining and quarrying in September increased by 0.3%, in section Manufacturing it increased by 4.7%, and in section Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply it increased by 21.5%.

The increase in section Manufacturing is mostly due to increased production in the divisions Manufacture of tobacco 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 September was higher in Energy by 6.2%, Capital goods by 26.7% and Durable consumer goods by 72.4%, but lower in Intermediate goods, except energy by 1.0% and Non-durable consumer goods by 2.3%.

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