Industrial production grew in September by 25.5 per cent month-on-month as gross series, while industrial production in the first nine months of the year grew by 3 per cent year-on-year, a National Statistics Institute (INS) communiqué remitted on Tuesday to Agerpres shows.
In September, the industrial production growth was backed by the growth of the processing industry (+29.7 per cent) and the extractive industry (+2.9 per cent). The production and transmission of electricity, heating, natural gas, warm water and air conditioning dropped by 4.6 per cent.
As series adjusted by number of workdays and seasonality, industrial production grew in September by 1.2 per cent month-on-month, backed also by the processing and extractive industries, while its growth stood at 3.2 per cent year-on-year in the January-September period.
Compared to the same month last year, in September industrial production grew both as gross series (+3.9 per cent) and as series adjusted by number of workdays and seasonality (+3.4 per cent).
On the other hand, the industrial production growth registered in the first nine months of the year was generated by the growth registered in the processing industry (+3.6 per cent as gross and seasonally adjusted series) and in the production and transmission of electricity, heating, natural gas, warm water and air conditioning (+2.3 per cent as gross series and +2.7 per cent as seasonally adjusted series). The extractive industry grew by 9.7 per cent as gross series and by 9.5 per cent as seasonally adjusted series.
Romania’s electricity output advances 4.3 pct, Jan.-Sept, 2015; export surges by almost 41pct
Romania’s electric energy resources in the first nine months of 2015 amounted to 51,255.7 million KWh, up 4,475.8 million KWh (+9.6 percent) from the same period of 2014, as production increased by 4.3 percent, to 48.49 billion KWh and import advanced more than 2.47 billion KWH to 2.76 billion KWh.
Data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Tuesday show the final consumption of electric energy during this period was 39,233.8 million KWh, up 6.3 percent from the similar period of 2014; public lighting increased by 33.2 percent, while population consumption increased by 4.3 percent. The own technological consumption in networks and stations amounted to 4,484.5 million KWh, down 39.1 million KWh.
Romania’s exports of electric energy amounted to 7,537.4 million KWh increasing with 2,189.4 million KWh.
The hydroelectric power stations production was 13,069.1 million KWh, down 1,276.7 million kWh (-8.9 percent), while the one of nuclear power stations was 8,555.9 million KWh, down 67.2 million kWh (-0.8 percent). The thermal power stations production amounted to 19,901.1 million KWh, advancing 872.9 million KWh (+4.6 percent). The production of wind power stations during January 1 – September 30, 2015 was 5,284.6 million KWh, up 1,902.1 million KWh, while photovoltaic solar energy produced during the same period was 1,682.3 million KWh, up 570.2 million KWh from the corresponding period of 2014.
The main primary energy resources during January 1 – September 30, 2015 amounted to 24,595.6 thousand tonnes oil equivalent (toe), up 893.4 thousand toe from January 1 – September 30, 2014.
Domestic production amounted to 16,411.8 thousand toe, increasing by 144.3 thousand toe as against the same period of the year before, while imports amounted t