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INS: 16.3 pc increase in industrial orders

According to the National Statistics Institute (INS), the new industrial orders (internal plus external markets) have grown in nominal terms in January, both as against December 2009 (+13.9 per cent) and as against January 2009 (+16.3 per cent), Mediafax informs. The monthly growth registered in January was backed by the intermediary goods industry that grew by 55.4 per cent. The new industrial orders dropped in the durable goods industry (-28.9 per cent), the capital goods industry (-6.4 per cent) and the soft goods industry (-0.7 per cent). The annual growth registered in January was backed by the intermediary goods industry (+37.9 per cent) and the capital goods industry (+6.2 per cent). The durable goods industry and the soft goods industry registered drops (5.4 per cent and 4.8 per cent respectively).


Moreover, the industrial turnover (internal plus external markets) dropped in January in nominal terms by 15.6 per cent as against December 2009, but grew by 6.5 per cent compared to January 2009. The monthly drop was caused by the processing industry (-16.3 per cent) and the extractive industry (-4.8 per cent). Ordered by large industrial groups, turnover drops were registered in all sectors: the soft goods industry (-20.4 per cent), the durable goods industry (-18.1 per cent), the capital goods industry (-17.4 per cent), the intermediary goods industry (-12.4 per cent) and the energy industry (-6.5 per cent). The annual growth in turnover was backed by the processing industry (+7.3 per cent).

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