The number of new orders in Slovak industrial sector is falling. Compared to the last June they dropped 4.2 percent, while in monthly terms the fall was more significant – by 5.6 percent, according to the Slovak Statistics Office.
During the first six months of the year the volume of the new industrial orders reached €3.382 billion, compared to €3.7 billion reported in May. The total amount of all orders stood at €21.316 billion, an increase by 1.2 percent year-on-year, as reported by the SITA newswire.
The number of industrial orders dropped significantly in 2009. They fell by nearly 20 percent compared to 2008. In 2010 the situation improved as the number of orders increased 26.6 percent. In 2011, the increase in the industrial orders rose 8.3 percent, while last year they rose by 13.1 percent, SITA wrote.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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