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Eurostat: New industrial orders in Slovakia up 2.5 percent during March

NEW industrial orders in Slovakia decreased by 29.1 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in March, following a y-o-y drop of 38.2 percent in the previous month. Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, reported on March 26 that in a monthly comparison, industrial orders grew by 2.5 percent in March following growth of 0.4 percent in February, the SITA newswire wrote.

NEW industrial orders in Slovakia decreased by 29.1 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in March, following a y-o-y drop of 38.2 percent in the previous month. Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, reported on March 26 that in a monthly comparison, industrial orders grew by 2.5 percent in March following growth of 0.4 percent in February, the SITA newswire wrote.

Within the European Union (EU) as a whole, new industrial orders declined 25.5 percent y-o-y in March. On a monthly basis, new industrial orders in the EU went down 0.7 percent in the third month of this year compared with a 1.2 percent decline in February. In the 16-member eurozone, industrial orders decreased by 26.9 percent y-o-y, with a 0.8 percent monthly decline.

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