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09-04-2021 13:18

Industrial Production Index: January 2021 (Annual Change -6,7%)

In January 2021, the Industrial Production Index reached 114,9 units (base 2015=100), recording a decrease of 6,7% compared to January 2020.

The manufacturing sector has registered a decrease of 6,2% compared to January 2020. Declines were also observed in the sector of electricity supply (-9,3%) and the sector of water supply and materials recovery (-4,5%). The mining and quarrying sector recorded an increase of 1,4% compared to January 2020.

In the manufacturing sector, decreases have been recorded in most economic activities compared to January 2020. The most significant negative changes were observed in the manufacturing of furniture and repair/installation of machinery and equipment (-34,2%), paper products and printing (-26,2%), textiles, wearing apparel and leather products (-26,0%), wood and manufacturing of wood products (-12,8%) and food, beverages and tobacco (-12,2%). The most significant positive changes were observed in the manufacturing of other non-metallic mineral products (+33,8%) and of electronic/optical products and electrical equipment (+10,6%).

 Table

 

 

 

 

 

Code

(NACE

Rev. 2)

Economic Activity

Index

(2015=100)

 

Percentage Change (%)

Jan 2021

 

Jan 2021/

Jan2020

Jan-Dec 2020/

Jan-Dec 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Β

MINING AND QUARRYING

172,0

 

1,4

-5,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

ΜANUFACTURING

118,4

 

-6,2

-7,3

 

 

 

 

 

 

10+11+12

Manufacture of Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Products

101,3

 

-12,2

-7,7

13+14+15

Manufacture of Textiles, Wearing Apparel and Leather Products

68,7

 

-26,0

-20,0

16

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

124,4

 

-12,8

-15,4

17+18

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products and Printing

63,8

 

-26,2

-25,2

19+20+21

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

129,2

 

-0,9

10,8

22

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Products

109,2

 

0,5

1,2

23

Manufacture of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

173,4

 

33,8

-0,6

24+25

Manufacture of Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products

156,1

 

1,5

-2,1

26+27

Manufacture of Electronic and Optical Products and Electrical Equipment

138,9

 

10,6

-13,4

28+29+30

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

102,0

 

5,4

-8,4

31+32+33

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

106,2

 

-34,2

-25,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

106,0

 

-9,3

-6,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ε

WATER SUPPLY AND MATERIALS RECOVERY

87,9

 

-4,5

-20,1

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

Water Collection, Treatment and Supply

81,4

 

-4,2

-24,6

38.3

Materials Recovery

106,8

 

-5,4

-5,9

 

 

 

 

 

 

B+C+D+E

GENERAL INDEX

114,9

 

-6,7

-7,4

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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