Decrease in industrial production affected by energy and mining

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 2% compared to the previous year. Production increased only in manufacturing, by 2%.

In 2019, of the 23 manufacturing activities, 11 exceeded their 2018 production levels. Among the branches with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of wood, fabricated metal products and electrical equipment. Growth was registered in the manufacture of food, computers and electronic products.

67% of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market in 2019. Compared to 2018, exports increased by 3%, while sales to the domestic market fell by 1%.

In December 2019, compared to December 2018, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 10%. The production in manufacturing fell by 6%, production of electricity by 38% and production of heat by 14%.

In December 2019, compared to November, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production decreased by 2% and the production of manufacturing by 1%.

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