The total production in manufacturing was 0.3% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2017. In February, over a half of the branches of industry exceeded the volume of the same month of the previous year. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of wood products, electronic equipment and food products. Production increased considerably in the manufacture of metal products, machinery and equipment, and motor vehicles.
In February, 68% of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, sales of manufacturing production for exports increased 4% and sales to the domestic market increased 11% compared to February 2017.