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30-12-2020 14:01

Industrial Production Index: October 2020 (Annual Change -5,2%)

In October 2020, the Industrial Production Index reached 129,0 units (base 2015=100), recording a decrease of 5,2% compared to October 2019. For the period January – October 2020, the index recorded a decrease of 8,8% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

The sector of manufacturing registered a decrease of 6,2% compared to October 2019 and a decrease of 8,7% compared to the period January – October 2019. Comparing October 2020 with the corresponding month of the previous year, declines are also observed in the sectors of water supply and materials recovery (-8,7%) and of electricity supply (-1,0%). The sector of mining and quarrying recorded an increase of 0,1% compared to October 2019.

In the manufacturing sector, decreases have been recorded in most economic activities compared to October 2019. The most significant negative changes were observed in the manufacturing of electronic and optical products and electrical equipment (-32,6%), paper products and printing (-31,3%), furniture, other manufacturing and repair and installation of machinery and equipment (-28,4%) and food, beverages and tobacco (-8,3%). The most significant positive changes were observed in the manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products (+19,2%), rubber and plastic products (+5,5%) and basic metals and fabricated metal products (+5,3%).

Comparing the rates of change for the period January – October 2020 against the corresponding period of the previous year, decreases are observed in most economic activities, with the most significant ones relating to: water collection, treatment and supply (-29,2%), manufacture of furniture and repair/installation of machinery and equipment (-26,9%), manufacture of paper and paper products and printing (-26,7%), manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel and leather products (-23,9%) and manufacture of electronic and optical products and electrical equipment (-20,2%). The only economic activities where an increase in production has been observed compared to the period January – October 2019 were those of manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceutical products and preparations (+12,4%) and of rubber and plastic products (+1,4%).

 Table

 

 

 

 

 

Code

(NACE

Rev. 2)

Economic Activity

Index

(2015=100)

 

Percentage Change (%)

Οct 2020

 

Oct 2020/

Oct 2019

Jan-Oct 2020/

Jan-Oct 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Β

MINING AND QUARRYING

204,8

 

0,1

-7,3

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

ΜANUFACTURING

136,8

 

-6,2

-8,7

 

 

 

 

 

 

10+11+12

Manufacture of Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Products

114,9

 

-8,3

-8,1

13+14+15

Manufacture of Textiles, Wearing Apparel and Leather Products

123,6

 

2,0

-23,9

16

Manufacture of Wood and Products of Wood and Cork, except furniture

150,5

 

-6,4

-17,8

17+18

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products and Printing

79,9

 

-31,3

-26,7

19+20+21

Manufacture of Refined Petroleum Products, Chemicals and Chemical Products and Pharmaceutical Products and Preparations

154,0

 

-1,8

12,4

22

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Products

129,4

 

5,5

1,4

23

Manufacture of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

201,1

 

19,2

-3,1

24+25

Manufacture of Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products

193,5

 

5,3

-5,9

26+27

Manufacture of Electronic and Optical Products and Electrical Equipment

94,7

 

-32,6

-20,2

28+29+30

Manufacture of Machinery and Equipment, Motor Vehicles and Other Transport Equipment

116,5

 

-4,4

-12,2

31+32+33

Manufacture of Furniture, Other Manufacturing and Repair and Installation of Machinery and Equipment

128,6

 

-28,4

-26,9

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

104,3

 

-1,0

-6,7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ε

WATER SUPPLY AND MATERIALS RECOVERY

114,5

 

-8,7

-24,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

Water Collection, Treatment and Supply

111,9

 

-6,1

-29,2

38.3

Materials Recovery

122,2

 

-15,0

-10,2

 

 

 

 

 

 

B+C+D+E

GENERAL INDEX

129,0

 

5,2

-8,8

Methodological Information

Scope

The Industrial Production Index reflects the monthly changes of the volume of production in the sectors of mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity supply, water supply and materials recovery, that is, sections B, C, D and E of the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Rev. 2 of the European Union. The index does not include sewerage, waste collection, treatment and disposal and remediation activities, which are codes 37, 38.1, 38.2 and 39 of section E.

Data collection

The collection of data is conducted by the Statistical Service by telephone enquiries, fax or e-mail. The data collection process starts five to ten days after the end of the reference period and is normally completed within a month and a half. The mining and quarrying sector covers all major quarrying products but not the support activities for the extraction of natural gas. For manufacturing, all enterprises with production value 1.700.000 Euros and over or with 20 or more employees are included in the survey and a sample is selected from enterprises employing less than 20 persons. The Electricity Authority of Cyprus provides production data, while data are also collected from water distribution and desalination enterprises.

Compilation methods and dissemination practices

The Industrial Production Index is using 2015 as base year, meaning that it shows the monthly changes in production in relation with the monthly average production of the year 2015. In the base year, the average of the production indices for the twelve months is 100,0. For example, a monthly production index of 103,4 means that the production for the specific month has increased by 3,4% in relation to the monthly average production of 2015.

The aggregated Index of Industrial Production is a weighted average of the production indices of the various sub-sectors of Industry, as determined in the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Rev. 2. The weights used for the compilation of the index are derived from the value added of the enterprises in the base year (2015) and reflect the value added of each sub-sector in relation to the total value added of the Industrial sector.

The compilation of the Industrial Production Index follows the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics. In addition to gross data, both seasonally and working day adjusted data are transmitted every month to the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat). The Index is published at national level only in its gross form.

For more information:

Website of the Statistical Service, subtheme Industry

Contact

Constantinos Nicolaou: Tel: +35722605131, E-mail: cnicolaou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

 

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