The volume of industrial production in Moldova increased in I quarter of 2019 by 1.5% versus the same period of 2018
The National Bureau of Statistics reported that in March 2019, the volume of industrial production increased by 0.9% versus the same month of the previous year. In general, over the first 3 months of 2019, production volumes in the extractive industry increased by 80.2%, as compared with the same period of the previous year, and the production in the processing industry - by 1.7%. According to the NBS, the food industry enterprises in January-March 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, reduced the overall production by 1.4%. At the same time, the production of beverages decreased by 3.6%. Textile production decreased by 12.2%. Clothing output fell by 9.9%. Tanning and leather finishing; manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery; dressing and dyeing of fur decreased by 23.2%, and woodworking and the production of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and other plant materials for weaving - increased by 5.2%. The production of paper and paper products decreased by 7%, while the production of chemicals and chemical products increased by 22.9%. Pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical products grew by 5.8%, rubber and plastic products - by 24.3%. In the metallurgical industry, production increased by 18.9%. The output of metal structures and products, except for machines, equipment and installations, increased by 23%, computers, electronic and optical products decreased by 14.5%. The production of electrical equipment decreased by 7.3%, machinery and equipment - decreased by 43%, cars, trailers and semi-trailers production increased by 76.9%. Furniture production increased by 1.5%. Production and supply of electricity and heat, gas, hot water decreased by 2.1%. As previously reported, since 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova no longer presents data on the dynamics of the production of tobacco products and petroleum products, since this information is considered confidential. // 20.05.2019 - InfoMarket.