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Industrial production volume index, March 2018


According to the State Statistical Office data, the industrial production volume index in March 2018, in comparison with
March 2017, was 104.6.
The industrial production in the section Mining and quarrying in March 2018, in comparison with March 2017, decreased
by 5.4%, in the section Manufacturing it increased by 2.6%, while in the section Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning
supply it increased by 33.1%.
The increase in the section Manufacturing is mostly due to increased production in the divisions: Manufacture of tobacco
products, Manufacture of wearing apparel, Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical product and pharmaceutical preparations,
Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment, Manufacture of electrical equipment,
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers and Manufacture of furniture.
The industrial production by Main Industrial Groupings in March 2018, in comparison with March 2017, was higher in Energy
by 26.2%, Capital goods by 13.5%, Durable consumer goods by 35.4% and Non-durable consumer goods by 1.8%, but lower
in Intermediate goods, except energy by 8.1%.
The industrial production index in the period January - March 2018, in comparison with January - March 2017, was 105.2.

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