Press release 04/06/2002

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDEX (IPI) April 2002

INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY GREW 1.0% IN THE A.C. OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY OVER THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2002

The variation, in homogenous terms, in the General Index for April was –1.2%.

 

The Industrial Production Index of the A.C. of the Basque Country grew 12.1% in April 2002 with regard to the same month the year before, as this year had three more working days than last year, according to Eustat data. Once corrected for the effect of the labour calendar, in order to compare the data in homogenous terms, the inter-annual rate for April shows a –1.2% variation. With this data, the accumulated data for the first four months of the year there was a 1.0% increase on the same period the year before, in homogenous terms of working days.

In the month of April 2002 the most positive inter-annual variations corresponded to the sectors of "Food industry" (9.3%), "Electric energy, gas and water" (7.0%), "Transport material" (4.7%), "Chemicals industry" (4.2%) and "Other manufactured" (3.1%).

The sectors with the most negative inter-annual growth rates were "Metal and non-metal minerals" (-25.2%), "Leather and footwear industry" (-9.8%), "Non-metal industry" (-6.6%), "Metallurgy and metal articles" (-6.0%) and "Rubber and plastic" (-5.8%).

According tot he economic destination of goods, rates increased in the first four months of 2002 for Consumer Goods (4.1%) and Capital Goods (2.2%), with a slight decrease in the growth rate of Intermediate Goods (-0.1%).

The performance of the General Index of Industrial Production was different for the three provinces, falling 3.0% in Gipuzkoa and 0.2% in Alava and remaining stable in Bizkaia (0.0%), in April last. The highest accumulated increase in the first four months corresponded to Alava (2.9%), ahead of Bizkaia (1.2%), while Gipuzkoa obtained a negative variation of –0.2%.

 

(*) Corrected for working days.

Source: Eustat

 

 

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INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY GREW 1.0% IN THE A.C. OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY OVER THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2002

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