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March industrial output up 10.6%

Slovak industrial output rose by 10.6% annually in real terms in March, compared to a 2.9% growth in February, the Slovak Statistical Office (ŠÚSR) said on May 12. Like last month, industrial output grew on the back of construction sector output growth, which rose 17.9% annually in March, up from a 14.1% annual increase in February.

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