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27-10-2021 13:46

Industrial Production Index: August 2021

Annual Change +8,6% 

In August 2021, the Industrial Production Index reached 117,1 units (base 2015=100), recording an increase of 8,6% compared to August 2020. For the period January – August 2021, the index recorded an increase of 9,3% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

The manufacturing sector registered an increase of 3,6% compared to August 2020. Increases were also observed in the sectors of water supply and materials recovery (+46,0%) and electricity supply (+15,8%). A negative change was observed in the sector of mining and quarrying (-1,5%).

In the manufacturing sector, the most significant positive changes compared to August 2020 were observed in the manufacturing of furniture, other manufacturing and repair/installation of machinery and equipment (+32,7%), electronic, optical products and electrical equipment (+28,1%), machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and other transport equipment (+21,1%) and food products, beverages and tobacco products (+10,4%). The most significant negative changes were observed in the economic activities of manufacturing of refined petroleum products, chemicals and chemical products and pharmaceutical products and preparations (-19,0%) and other non-metallic mineral products (-11,8%).

Comparing the rates of change for the period January – August 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: manufacturing of electronic, optical products and electrical equipment (+39,2%), mining and quarrying (+24,1%), water collection, treatment and supply (+22,8%), materials recovery (+19,7%), manufacturing of furniture, other manufacturing and repair/installation of machinery and equipment (+18,5%), manufacturing of basic metals and fabricated metal products (+16,7%) and  manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products (+15,7%). The only economic activities where a decrease in production was observed compared to the period January – August 2020 were those relating to the production of refined petroleum products, chemicals and chemical products and pharmaceutical products and preparations (-7,1%) and the manufacturing of paper, paper products and printing (-5,3%).

 Table

 

 

 

 

 

Code

(NACE

Rev. 2)

Economic Activity

Index

(2015=100)

 

Percentage Change (%)

Aug 2021

 

Aug 2021/

Aug 2020

Jan-Aug 2021/

Jan-Aug 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Β

MINING AND QUARRYING

119,4

 

-1,5

24,1

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

ΜANUFACTURING

101,9

 

3,6

9,6

 

 

 

 

 

 

10+11+12

Manufacture of Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Products

126,7

 

10,4

7,5

13+14+15

Manufacture of Textiles, Wearing Apparel and Leather Products

52,5

 

0,6

10,0

16

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

38,6

 

3,4

7,6

17+18

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products and Printing

49,6

 

-0,4

-5,3

19+20+21

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

98,6

 

-19,0

-7,1

22

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Products

90,5

 

-3,4

11,8

23

Manufacture of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

117,0

 

-11,8

15,7

24+25

Manufacture of Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products

66,6

 

-1,6

16,7

26+27

Manufacture of Electronic and Optical Products and Electrical Equipment

76,0

 

28,1

39,2

28+29+30

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

77,3

 

21,1

13,6

31+32+33

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

109,0

 

32,7

18,5

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

160,1

 

15,8

5,6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ε

WATER SUPPLY AND MATERIALS RECOVERY

131,9

 

46,0

22,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

Water Collection, Treatment and Supply

158,9

 

57,2

22,8

38.3

Materials Recovery

54,3

 

-8,6

19,7

 

 

 

 

 

 

B+C+D+E

GENERAL INDEX

117,1

 

8,6

9,3

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

Elisavet Zinonos: Tel: +357 22602187, E-mail: ezinonos@cystat.mof.gov.cy

 

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