Production increased in manufacturing and in energy

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 2% compared to April 2017. Production increased in manufacturing and in energy, but decreased in mining.

In April, the total production in manufacturing was 1% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2017. In April, over a half of the branches of industry exceeded the volume of the same month of the previous year. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of food products, electronic equipment, and machinery and equipment. Production increased considerably also in the manufacture of chemical products and refined petroleum products. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of building materials, textiles and furniture.

In April, 69% of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, sales of manufacturing production for exports increased by 11% and sales to the domestic market increased by 10% compared to April 2017.

In April 2018, compared to March, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production decreased by 1%. The production of manufacturing remained at the level of the previous month.

Compared to April 2017, the production of electricity increased by 11% and the production of heat by 30%.

Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2009 – April 2018

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