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Industrial production up by 5 per cent

In January 2019, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 5% compared to January 2018. Production increased in manufacturing and energy, decreased in mining.

In January, the total production in manufacturing was 4% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2018, Statistics Estonia reports. In January, 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 computers and electronic products, manufacture of food products and electrical equipment. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of wood and fabricated metal products.

In January, 69% of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, compared to January 2018, sales of manufacturing production for exports increased by 6% and sales to the domestic market by 2%.

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