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February 26, 2021
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Industrial turnover, down 3.4 pc in January

The total industrial turnover (on local and foreign markets) diminished in January by 3.4 pc, in nominal terms, against the previous month, and increased by 5.2 pc compared to the same month of last year, the National Statistics Institute (INS) informs. The decline vs. December 2012 was caused by the lower turnover of the processing industry (-3.6 pc), while the extractive industry advanced by 0.5 pc. Per large industrial categories, lower figures were reported by the consumer goods industry (-13.2 pc), the energy sector (-9.8 pc) and durables (-4.7 pc). Increases were registered in the industry of capital goods (+2.5 pc) and intermediary goods (+1.2 pc). Compared to January 2012, the processing industry advanced by 5.6 pc and the extractive sector diminished by 2.9 pc. Another report released by INS shows that the new orders in industry as a whole (local and foreign markets) advanced in January 2013 by 6.7 pc in nominal terms against the previous month, but diminished by 7.4 pc from the similar month of 2012. The sectors that reported increases in January compared to the previous month were capital goods (+18.4 pc) and consumer goods (+10 pc), while lower figures were registered by intermediary goods (-8.5 pc) and durables (-6.1 pc).

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