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29-06-2021 13:55

Industrial Production Index: April 2021 (Annual Change +55,9%)

In April 2021, the Industrial Production Index reached 121,6 units (base 2015=100), recording an increase of 55,9% compared to April 2020. For the period January – April 2021, the index recorded an increase of 9,0% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

The manufacturing sector registered an increase of 66,2% compared to April 2020. Increases were also observed in the sectors of mining and quarrying (+317,8%), water supply and materials recovery (+26,0%) and electricity supply (+14,7%).

In the manufacturing sector, increases have been recorded in all the economic activities compared to April 2020. The most significant positive changes were observed in the manufacturing of textiles, wearing apparel and leather products (+623,4%), non-metallic mineral products (+317,7%), basic metals and fabricated metal products (+213,0%), wood and wood products (+201,0%), electronic, optical products and electrical equipment (+148,4%), furniture, other manufacturing and repair/installation of machinery and equipment (+77,3%) and rubber and plastic products (+76,3%).

Comparing the rates of change for the period January – April 2021 against the corresponding period of the previous year, increases are observed in most economic activities, with the most significant ones relating to the activities of: electronic, optical products and electrical equipment (+67,5%), mining and quarrying (+42,8%), non-metallic mineral products (+38,1%), basic metals and fabricated metal products (+25,4%), rubber and plastic products (+22,6%), materials recovery (+20,8%) and textiles, wearing apparel and leather products (+13,8%). The economic activities where a decrease in production was observed compared to the period January – April 2020 were those relating to the manufacturing of paper, paper products and printing (-13,8%), electricity supply (-3,8%) and the manufacturing of refined petroleum products, chemicals and chemical products and pharmaceutical products and preparations (-1,0%).

 Table

 

 

 

 

 

Code

(NACE

Rev. 2)

Economic Activity

Index

(2015=100)

 

Percentage Change (%)

Apr 2021

 

Apr2021/

Apr 2020

Jan-Apr 2021/

Jan-Apr2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Β

MINING AND QUARRYING

210,1

 

317,8

42,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

ΜANUFACTURING

136,0

 

66,2

12,1

 

 

 

 

 

 

10+11+12

Manufacture of Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Products

128,6

 

34,3

4,3

13+14+15

Manufacture of Textiles, Wearing Apparel and Leather Products

94,2

 

623,4

13,8

16

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

126,1

 

201,0

8,1

17+18

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products and Printing

68,8

 

22,2

-13,8

19+20+21

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

143,4

 

5,7

-1,0

22

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Products

133,5

 

76,3

22,6

23

Manufacture of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

163,3

 

317,7

38,1

24+25

Manufacture of Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products

160,0

 

213,0

25,4

26+27

Manufacture of Electronic and Optical Products and Electrical Equipment

153,6

 

148,4

67,5

28+29+30

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

111,5

 

52,5

8,0

31+32+33

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

145,7

 

77,3

5,7

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

78,7

 

14,7

-3,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ε

WATER SUPPLY AND MATERIALS RECOVERY

94,1

 

26,0

6,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

Water Collection, Treatment and Supply

87,0

 

6,3

0,1

38.3

Materials Recovery

114,3

 

112,2

20,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

B+C+D+E

GENERAL INDEX

121,6

 

55,9

9,0

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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