Production decreased by 11% in January compared to the previous year and in most areas of industry, data released by Statistics Estonia showed. Electricity and heat production saw the largest declines.
Compared to January 2019, the production of electricity decreased by 59% and the production of heat by 25%.
Compared to January 2019, the total production in manufacturing decreased by 4%. Among the sectors with larger shares, production fell in the manufacturing of wood, fabricated metal products and computers and electronic products.
Growth was registered in the manufacture of food products and shale oil.
In total, 68% of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, the sales of manufacturing production for exports decreased by 3% and to the domestic market by 2%.
In January, compared to December 2019, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production decreased by 1% and the production of manufacturing increased by 1%. (ERR/Business World Magazine)