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New industrial orders grew in April

The volume of new industrial orders in Slovakia continued increasing in April, according to data from Slovakia’s Statistics Office which showed new industrial orders in April growing 35.9 percent to €2.782 billion, the SITA newswire reported. The April growth rate was 0.4 percentage points faster than March. After taking seasonal influences into account, the volume of new industrial orders in April remained unchanged from March.

The volume of new industrial orders in Slovakia continued increasing in April, according to data from Slovakia’s Statistics Office which showed new industrial orders in April growing 35.9 percent to €2.782 billion, the SITA newswire reported. The April growth rate was 0.4 percentage points faster than March. After taking seasonal influences into account, the volume of new industrial orders in April remained unchanged from March.

One of the most successful industrial branches was metal production and processing in which new orders rose considerably in yearly terms, going up 102.3 percent to €202.4 million.

Other key sectors of Slovak industry reported an increase in the volume of their orders. The production of means of transport reported the highest upturn within industry, of 236 percent.


In 2009, new industrial orders in Slovakia fell 19.9 percent year-on-year to €27.156 billion.


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