Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



29/05/2009
LATEST FIGURES: INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, MAR 2009
29/05/2009


The Index of Industrial Production for March 2009 is provisionally estimated to have reached 99,5 units (base 2005=100), recording a decrease of 5,1% compared to March 2008. For the period January – March 2009, the index recorded a decrease of 7,6% compared to the same period of the previous year.

For Manufacturing, the index for March 2009 reached 98,4 units, recording a decrease of 7,8% compared to March 2008.

Note that as from January 2009, the Index of Industrial Production is published with a new base year (2005=100) and using the new version of the statistical classification of economic activities, NACE Rev. 2. More information is available in the relevant note.











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