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STATISTICS

SHORT-TERM INDUSTRIAL INDICATORS: Q2/2020

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Copia-di-Copia-di-INTERNATIONAL-TRADE-IN-GOODSQuarterly comparison

In the second quarter of 2020, seasonally adjusted industrial turnover decreased by 15.5 per cent over the previous quarter. Decreases in turnover were recorded across all the main industrial groupings. Capital goods went down by 35.7 per cent, intermediate goods by 10.2 per cent, consumer goods by 5.8 per cent and energy by 5.1 per cent (Table 1).

Seasonally adjusted industrial employment recorded a decline of by 2.0 per cent (Table 3). During this period, seasonally adjusted industrial hours worked decreased by 10.0 per cent (Table 5) and seasonally adjusted industrial gross wages and salaries registered a drop of 7.3 per cent (Table 7).

Annual comparison

When compared to the corresponding quarter of 2019, working-day adjusted industrial turnover went down by 11.6 per cent. Decreases were registered in capital goods (33.5 per cent), intermediate goods (11.3 per cent), and energy (8.4 per cent). Consumer goods went up by 0.9 per cent (Table 2).

A decrease of 2.5 per cent was recorded in the year-on-year unadjusted industrial employment (Table 4). Working-day adjusted industrial hours worked declined by 10.3 per cent (Table 6) while working-day adjusted industrial gross wages and salaries decreased by 3.9 per cent (Table 8) 

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