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March 2, 2021
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Industrial output and the turnover of auto trade, slightly up in January

The industrial output increased in January, compared to the last month of 2012, both in unadjusted series and adjusted with the number of working days and seasonal factors, by 6.3 pc, respectively 0.3 pc, and compared to January 2012 the indicators advanced by 5.7 pc, respectively 3.4 pc, according to provisional data released yesterday by the National Statistics Institute (INS). The evolution was driven by the increase of the processing industry (+8.2 pc against December). The extractive industry and the production and supply of electricity and thermal energy, gas, hot water and air conditioned diminished by 3.1 pc and 2.6 pc, respectively. The energy industry registered a decline of 1.6 pc, the INS communiqué reveals.Compared to January 2012, the processing industry went up 6.6 pc and the extractive industry 6 pc, while the production and supply of electricity, thermal energy, gas, hot water and air conditioned diminished by 0.3 pc. Increases were reported by the majority of categories – durables (+15.2 pc), capital goods (+8.6 pc), consumer goods (+5.5 pc) and intermediary goods (+3.8 pc). The energy sector reported a decline of 0.2 pc.Another INS report shows that the turnover of the commerce with cars and motorcycles diminished in January 2013, compared to December 2012, by 10.2 pc in unadjusted series and increased by 7.0 pc in series adjusted with the number of working days and seasonal factors. The turnover of market services provided to population dropped compared to December both in unadjusted series, by 18.3 pc, and in series adjusted with the number of working days and seasonal factors by 7.9 pc.Compared to January 2012, the turnover of the commerce with cars and motorcycles increased both in unadjusted series, by 0.6 pc, and in series adjusted with the number of working days and seasonal factors by 0.5 pc. The turnover of market services provided to population diminished against the similar month of the previous year by 5.0 pc in unadjusted series and by 7.1 pc in series adjusted with the number of working days and seasonal factors.

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