Manufacturing production increased by 2,2% in October 2017

Manufacturing: Production and sales, October 2017

Manufacturing production increased by 2,2% in October 2017 compared with October 2016. This increase was mainly due to higher production in the following divisions:

  • food and beverages (7,3% and contributing 1,8 percentage points); and
  • basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (5,8% and contributing 1,1 percentage points).

Seasonally adjusted manufacturing production increased by 0,7% in October 2017 compared with September 2017. This followed month-on-month changes of -1,0% in September 2017 and 0,4% in August 2017.

Seasonally adjusted manufacturing production increased by 0,8% in the three months ended October 2017 compared with the previous three months.

Only two of the ten manufacturing divisions reported positive growth rates in the three months ended October 2017 compared with the previous three months:

  • petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products (4,3% and contributing 1,0 percentage point); and
  • basic iron and steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery (0,7% and contributing 0,1 of a percentage point).

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