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In October industrial production increased

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According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2013, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 7% compared to October of the previous year. The production exceeded the volume of the previous year in most of the branches of industry.

In August the production in manufacturing remained on the level of 2012 and in September the production decreased 2%, whereas in October the production increased 6% compared to October of the previous year. Among the branches of industry holding larger shares, the production grew in the manufacture of food, wood, metal and chemical products and electrical equipment. The volume of production fell in the manufacture of electronic products and machinery and equipment.

In October, 70% of the whole production of manufacturing was sold on the external market. The export sales of manufacturing rose 5% compared to October 2012, while domestic sales increased 6%.

In October 2013 compared to September, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production increased by 1%; manufacturing production grew 4%.

Compared to October 2012, the production of electricity increased by 12%, while the production of heat fell by 6%.

Diagram: The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing

Change in volume index of industrial production, October 2013 (percentages)
Economic activityChange compared to
the previous month
according to
to the corresponding
month of
the previous
according to
unadjusted data
according to
Energy production-
manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products-0.6-6.5-6.5
manufacture of wood and wood products-
manufacture of food products1.87.67.7
manufacture of fabricated metal products0.94.44.4
manufacture of electrical equipment7.53.53.5
manufacture of chemicals and chemical products7.510.610.6
manufacture of furniture-
manufacture of motor vehicles8.210.210.2
manufacture of building materials3.310.610.6
manufacture of machinery and equipment6.7-8.6-8.6