In January-October the industrial output shrank by 0.6% YoY.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in October it contracted by 2.2% YoY. In January-October the output decreased by 16.5% in the mining industry and grew by 0.7% in the processing one.
The food industry reported the decrease by 0.6% YoY. In particular, the output increased by 57.5% at the fish-processing enterprises; the output of cacao, chocolate and sugar confectionary grew by 7.7%; the production of bread, cakes and pastry increased by 2.8%; the production of floury products increased by 2%, the production of milk and dairy products grew by 6.3%. The output of processed meat increased by 1.6%; the flour and starch production rose by 0.7%, the production of strong alcoholic beverages and wine grew by 0.8% and by 0.6% respectively. At the same time, the output of alcohol-free beverages, mineral and other kinds of water shrank by 36.3%, the output of oils and fact reduced by 18.1%. The processing and canning of fruit and vegetables decreased by 21.6%.
In January-October the output of woodwork and wickerwork, except for furniture, soared by 54.3%. The production increased by 27.8% of furniture, by 16% of footwear, by 24.2% of soft goods, by 21.4% of paper and paper products, by 16.3% of garments, by 16.2% of chemicals and their derivatives. The leather and fur industry reported the growth of 10.3%. The output of machines and equipment increased by 7,6%. The production of metalwork, machines and equipment excluded, grew by 7.2%. The output of computers, electronic and optical devices shank by 12.2%, the production of electric equipment reduced by 19.8%. The outturn of tobacco goods contracted by 11.2%. A decline in the metallurgic industry was 9.8%. The output of robber and plastic items decreased by 8.6%, the output of pharmaceuticals dropping by 5.3%. The output of the energy sector reduced by 5%, namely electricity generation contracted by 5%, with the heat and air conditioning sector reporting a 4.8% decrease.
The output decreased by 3.4% in Chisinau, by 1.5% in the Northern Development region, but increased by 1.8% in the Center Development region, by 5.1% in the Southern Development region and by 16.3% in Gagauzia. (InfoMarket/Business World Magazine)