Turkey's industrial production index down in March

Seasonally and calendar adjusted industrial production decreased 0.9 percent in March compared to February 2013.

Turkey's industrial production index down in March

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's industrial production index decreased in March 2013 compared to February 2013.

Turkey's Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced the industrial production index for March on Wednesday.

According to TurkStat data, seasonally and calendar adjusted industrial production decreased 0.9 percent in March compared to February 2013, while calendar adjusted industrial production increased 1.4 percent compared to March 2012.

In the sub sectors of the industry, mining and quarrying increased 1 percent, manufacturing decreased 1.4 percent, and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply index increased 1.9 percent in March 2013, compared to February.

Calendar adjusted industrial production increased 1.4 percent compared to March 2012.

In the sub sectors of the industry, mining and quarrying decreased 2.6 percent, manufacturing increased 2.5 percent and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply index decreased 4 percent in March 2013, compared with the same month last year.

According to the main industrial groupings (MIGs) classification, the largest increase was in durable consumer goods with 6.2 percent in March 2013, compared to the previous month.

In the sub sectors of the manufacturing industry, the largest decrease was posted in manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products by 16.7 percent, followed by manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products by 8.8 percent and manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations by 8.6 percent in March 2013, compared with the previous month.

In the sub sectors of the manufacturing industry, the largest increase was posted in manufacture of furniture by 17 percent; followed by manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture) by 2.9 percent and manufacture of chemicals and chemical products by 2.6 percent in March 2013, compared with the previous month. 

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