Industrial production prices for the total market (domestic and external) registered falls in September 2015, both compared to the previous month (0.3 percent) and year on year (2.8 percent), a report from the National Institute for Statistics shows.
The domestic market fell 0.3 percent against August 2015 and the non-domestic one decreased by 0.4 percent. Yearly numbers saw larger drops in both markets, 2.5 percent in the domestic market and 3.3 percent in the external one.
The largest drop was registered in the energy sector, that saw a 1.3 percent monthly decrease, while year on year the drop was of 10.1 percent. Intermediate goods fell 0.4 percent compared to August 2015 and 1.6 percent against September 2014. Capital goods, while seeing a 0.5 percent increase over the previous month, saw a slight decrease (0.1 percent) over the same month of the previous year.
Durable consumer goods and non-durable consumer goods both experienced year on year increases (1.3 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively). Over August 2015, for durable goods there was no change, while non-durable goods slightly went up 0.2 percent.
In terms of activity sectors, compared to the previous month drops were seen in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.7 percent) and manufacturing (0.3 percent). Mining and quarrying and water supply, sewage and waste management saw slight increases (0.7 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively).
Year on year, mining and quarrying registered a larger 9.1 percent drop, while manufacturing and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply decreased by 2.7 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively. Water supply, sewage and waste management rose by 3.5 percent.