Since January manufacturing showed a stable 2–6% growth compared to the same month of the previous year, whereas in August the production in manufacturing remained on the level of August 2012 and in September the production decreased 2%. The production did not exceed the volume of the previous year in about half of the branches of industry. Among the branches of industry holding larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of electronic products, electrical equipment and chemical products. The volume of production grew in the manufacture of wood, food and metal products.
In September, 70% of the whole production of manufacturing was sold on the external market. The export sales of manufacturing fell 3% compared to September 2012, while domestic sales increased 4%.
In September 2013 compared to August, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production decreased by 1%; manufacturing production remained on the level of the previous month.
Compared to September 2012, the production of electricity increased by 17%, while the production of heat fell by 8%.
The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing, January 2004 – September 2013 (2010 = 100)
a In case of the seasonally adjusted volume index of industrial production, the impact of the differing number of working days in a month and seasonally recurring factors have been eliminated. It is calculated only in comparison with the previous period.
b In case of the working-day adjusted volume index of industrial production, the impact of the differing number of working days in a month has been eliminated. It is calculated only in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year.