Industrial output in Ukraine grew by 2.1% YoY in March without taking into account the adjustment for the calendar day effect, after a 1.8% fall in February. The growth in industrial output in March, with the calendar day adjustment, accelerated to 2.7% after a 1.8% decline in February, the Ukrainian State Statistics Service said on its website.
Industrial production grew by 12% MoM in March, with calendar day effect excluded, while rising by 2.4% with the corresponding adjustment. The steepest decline in March was recorded in production of electrical equipment (by 19.2%), textile industry (by 10.3%), supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (by 8.1%), and coke and fuel output (by 3.8%).
The highest industrial production increase in the third month of 2019 was registered in the manufacture of furniture and other commodities, as well as repairs and installation of machinery (by 12.9%), the production of rubber and plastic goods, as well as non-metallic mineral products (by 12.4%), and steelmaking industry, except for machinery and equipment (by 8.9%).
In January-March, industrial output in Ukraine decreased by 0.9%, whereas it rose by 2.9% in the first quarter of 2018.
The report does not include information from temporarily occupied areas in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, and certain areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, it said. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)