The manufacturing sector grew 15.1% in April, well above the Spanish average
Article traduït par AnnA (@annuskaodena)
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) in Catalonia grew 15.1% in April compared to the same month last year, which means registering the biggest increase seen so far since April 2008 (16%), according to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics. In the whole of Spain, this industrial production original standard growth has increased by 11%, also the highest increase in the last decade, since April 2008 (12%). The 15.1% increase in April in Catalonia stood at 19.5 points above the index for March and in the Spanish case 14.7 points higher.
In Catalonia, all activity sectors recorded strong increases in industrial production with the exception of energy, which fell 3.1% in annual rate. The rest of sectors show two-digit increments, manufacturers of equipment goods increased productivity by 26.4%, soft goods by 19.0%, consumer goods by 18.9%, durable goods by 15.3% and finally intermediate goods by 11.8%, with a clear Easter effect, given that in April last year there were fewer working days.
Despite the April growth in relation to last year’s April of 15.1%, this index has increased by 4.8% in the first four months of the year. All the autonomous communities of Spain have registered year-on-year growths of industrial production with the exception of Extremadura, where this index falls by 4.8%.
Font: elMón @VIAEmpresa
Data de publicació: 6 de juny 2018