Slovakia's industrial output rose by 3.4 percent year-on-year in January, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) informed on Monday, March 11.
Overall output was influenced mainly by increases in car production (15.2 percent year-on-year); metal and metal constructions, apart from machinery and equipment (6.3 percent); electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supplies (6.1 percent); production of wood and paper products (3.8 percent); textile, clothing, leather and leather products (3.6 percent); production of machines and equipment (3 percent); manufacturing (2.9 percent); and mining and quarrying (0.3 percent).
Conversely, volumes were down mainly in the production of computers, electronic and optical products (20.9 percent) and the production, repair and installation of other machinery and equipment (12.1 percent), the TASR newswire quoted the ŠÚ. After seasonal effects are taken into account, industrial production increased by 1.9 percent month-on-month in January.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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