Statistics institute: Industrial output up 2.3 pct in June
Compared to the same month of last year, the industrial output was down both in terms of gross and adjusted values depending on the number of workdays and seasonality by 5.9 percent and 8.9 percent respectively, the Institute said.
The 2.3 percent rise of the gross industrial output in June was the result of the growth seen by the processing industry at 4.7 percent.
The mining industry and the production and supply of electricity, heating, gas, hot water and air conditioning were down 10.7 percent and 10.6 percent respectively.
In terms of big industrial groups, growths were recorded in the capital goods industry at 9.5 percent and the commodity industry at 5.1 percent.
The intermediate goods industry kept unchanged, while the consumer durables industry and the energy industry dropped 2.1 percent and 9.1 percent respectively.
In this June compared to June 2008 the industrial output shrank 5.9 percent amid the contraction seen by three industrial sectors: the mining industry (minus 21.7 pct), the production and supply of electricity, heating, gas, hot water and air conditioning (minus 5.2 pct) and the processing industry (minus 4.9 pct).
In terms of the big industrial groups, drops were recorded in the consumer durables industry (minus 17.2 pct), the intermediate goods industry (minus 10.8 pct), energy industry (minus 9.1 pct) and the commodity industry (minus 3.9 pct).
The capital goods industry was up 0.9 percent. The gross industrial output shrank 10.8 percent in the first half of this year from Jan.-June 2008, the Statistics Institute announced.