The industrial production (gross series) in the first quarter of 2009 dropped by 13 per cent, compared to the same time period of the previous year, based on a press release issued by National Institute of Statistics (INS), Agerpres reports.
The drop in the industrial production, during the first three months of 2009, was induced by the decline in processing industry, by 15.2 per cent, in electric and thermal energy, natural gas warm water and conditioner air, by 2.5 per cent, as well as in the extracting industry, which reduced by 1.8 per cent.
Declines were registered for all categories of goods within a breakdown by large industrial groups. The intermediary goods industry dropped by 18.7 per cent, the long term use goods, by 18.3 per cent, capital goods industry, by 14.4 per cent, current use goods, by 8.9 per cent and energy by 5 per cent.
The industrial production, series adjusted on the basis of number of working days and seasonality, was lower by 11.8 per cent in Q 1 of 2009, compared to Q 1 of 2008, because of the drop in the processing industry, by 15.6 per cent and electric and thermal energy by 2.8 per cent.
The extracting industry advanced by 0.3 per cent.