According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2015, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 5% compared to February of the previous year. Production increased in manufacturing and energy production, but decreased in mining.
In February, the production in manufacturing increased 6% compared to the same month of the previous year. The growth in production volume was caused primarily by an increase in the manufacture of electronic and wood products, where production rose 24% and 14%, respectively. In February, among the branches of industry holding larger shares, the production rose in the manufacture of food and metal products and electrical equipment. Production growth was not broad-based – in February, more than half of the branches of industry did not achieve the volume of the previous year. Among the branches of industry holding larger shares, the volume of production fell in the manufacture of chemical products, building materials and plastic products.
71% of the whole production of manufacturing was sold on the external market in February. Compared to February 2014, export sales as well as domestic sales of manufacturing production rose about 3% according to unadjusted data.
In February 2015 compared to January 2015, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production increased by 2%, manufacturing production by 1%.
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