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Turkey’s March industrial output rises on year

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 09/05/2016 (10:46)
Turkey’s industrial production decreased month over month in March 2016, according to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute. Seasonally and calendar adjusted industrial production decreased 0.5% compared with the previous month. In the sub sectors, the index of manufacturing posted a monthly fall of 0.4% while the mining and quarrying index also decreased 3.2%. Meanwhile, the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply index decreased 0.2%.

On a yearly basis, however, calendar adjusted industrial production increased 2.9% in March. In the sub sectors, the manufacturing index increased by 3.4% while the mining and quarrying index was down 3.8%. The electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply index increased 2.6% in March.

Among the main industrial groupings, the largest monthly increase was reported for manufacturing of computer, electronic and optical products at 21.7% while the manufacturing of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations posted the steepest decrease on a seasonally and calendar adjusted basis among manufacturing sub-sectors at 13.5% in March.

In the first quarter of 2016, Turkey’s seasonally and calendar adjusted industrial production advanced 1.5% on the quarter while calendar adjusted industrial production increased 4.7% compared with the same quarter of the preceding year.
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