In the first seven months of the current year, the turnover in industry fell 17.1 percent vs. the same period in 2008, informs a release sent on Monday by the National Statistics Institute, INS.
The most salient effects of the economic crisis are evident if compared is the turnover in industry, in the first seven months this year, with the same period in 2008, of minus 17.1 percent, because of the falls in the processing industry, of minus 17.3 percent, and the extractive industry, of minus 12.4 percent.
In the said interval, the highest falls in turnover are those in the extractive industry, of minus 34.2 percent, the industry of intermediate goods, of minus 27.3 percent, the industry of durables, of minus 22.5 percent, and the industry of consumer goods, of minus 7.9 percent.
The industry of the capital goods rose by 1.6 percent.
INS mentioned that the data of whose basis the results above have been calculated are collected from some 7.000 economic operators with the main activity in industry, with a maximum admmited error of the estimates of minus/plus three percent.