The volume of industrial production increased in September

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2016, the production of industrial enterprises increased 7% compared to September of the previous year. Production increased in manufacturing and the energy sector, but decreased in mining and quarrying.

In September, manufacturing production rose 5% compared to September 2015. The production growth was broad-based – in September, production surpassed the volume of the previous year in two-thirds of the branches of industry. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of electrical equipment, chemical products and textiles. Production rose also in the manufacture of wood products, building materials and motor vehicles. Production fell in the manufacture of electronic, food and metal products.

In September, 71% of the whole production of manufacturing was sold on the external market. According to unadjusted data, the export sales of manufacturing production rose 10% and domestic sales 1% compared to September 2015.

In September 2016 compared to the previous month, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production rose 5%, with production in manufacturing having increased 6%.

Compared to September 2015, the production of electricity increased 33% and the production of heat 3%.Diagram: Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend

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