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In April, production increased in most branches of industry

Metallkonstruktsioonide valmistamine. PHOTO: Dmitri Kotjuh / Järva Teataja

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2014, the production of industrial enterprises rose 4% compared to April of the previous year. The production in manufacturing and mining increased, while the production in energy decreased.

In April, the increase in manufacturing was 6% compared to the same month of the previous year. Production exceeded the volume of April 2013in most of the branches of industry. The growth in production was most influenced by an increase in the manufacture of food, wood products and electrical equipment. The volume of production fell in the manufacture of electronic and metal products.

In April, 71% of the whole production of manufacturing was sold on the external market. Compared to April 2013, export sales of manufacturing production fell 3% and domestic sales increased 1% according to unadjusted data.

In April 2014, compared to March, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production increased 2%, while the production in manufacturing remained at the same level as in March.

Compared to April 2013, the production of electricity decreased 13% and the production of heat decreased 15%. The decrease in electricity production was mainly caused by reduced consumption and a decrease in export.

The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing, January 2005 – April 2014 (2010 = 100)

Diagram: The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing

Change in volume index of industrial production, April 2014
(percentages)
Economic activityChange compared
to the previous month
according to seasonally
adjusted dataa
Change compared to the corresponding
month of the previous year
according to
unadjusted data
according to working-day
adjusted datab
TOTAL2.31.33.9
Energy production12.4-13.4-12.0
Mining9.89.111.1
Manufacturing0.13.05.9
manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products-0.4-9.5-6.8
manufacture of wood and wood products-1.97.410.0
manufacture of food products4.813.015.0
manufacture of fabricated metal products-3.1-5.8-2.4
manufacture of electrical equipment-0.21.85.6
manufacture of chemicals and chemical products-0.20.23.5
manufacture of furniture-0.9-6.0-2.6
manufacture of motor vehicles-4.7-5.2-2.6
manufacture of building materials-5.26.79.3
manufacture of machinery and equipment3.8-1.91.6

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.

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