In March the production in manufacturing increased by 5% compared to the same month of the previous year. Among the branches of industry holding larger shares, the production grew also in the manufacture of chemical and metal products, building materials and machinery and equipment. The volume of production fell in the manufacture of food products, electrical equipment and furniture.
In March, 73% of the whole production of manufacturing was sold on the external market. According to unadjusted data, the export sales of the manufacturing production grew 2% compared to March 2012, domestic sales decreased 2%.
In March 2013 compared to February, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production increased 4%, the production in manufacturing grew 2%.
Compared to March 2012, the production of electricity increased by 34% and the production of heat by 15%. The growth of electricity production was mainly caused by the increase in exports compared to March of the previous year.
The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing, January 2004 – March 2013 (2010 = 100)