Romania’s industrial production rose 3.6 pct in April, turnover up 15 pct

Sorin Melenciuc 12/06/2018 | 09:44

Romania’s industrial production increased by 3.6 percent in April year-on-year, recovering from a slowdown in the previous month due to a surge in the manufacturing sector, and the turnover index of industry rose 14.8 percent, National Institute of Statistics (INS) data showed on Tuesday.

Compared with March 2018, the industrial production increased by 2 percent as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality.

Production in the manufacturing sector, the largest sector of Romania’s industry, grew by 5.5 year-on-year, mining and quarrying declined by 3.7 percent, while electricity production decreased by 4.2 percent in April, according to official data.

The recovery of the manufacturing production had a huge impact on turnover of Romania’s industry, which climbed 14.8 percent year-on-year in April.

In the first four months of 2018, the industrial production increased by 4.6 percent year-on-year and industry’s turnover rose by 14.1 percent.

The new orders in manufacturing increased by 27.1 percent year-on-year in April 2018.

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