According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2010 the production of industrial enterprises grew 21% compared to June of the previous year.
The production of manufacturing also increased 21% compared to June of the previous year. The 2% growth reported in January 2010 was followed by a rapid increase — in March enterprises gave 11%, and in April and May 18% more production than in the corresponding months of 2009. In June, export sales of the manufacturing production increased significantly (42%). Demand on the domestic market was still insufficient and the domestic sales fell 6% compared to June of the previous year. In June, two thirds of the whole production of manufacturing was sold on the external market.
In June, production exceeded the previous year’s level in most branches of industry. Growth in the production of manufacturing was most influenced by the branches holding bigger shares — manufacturing of electronic products where the production increased by more than one and a half times, and manufacturing of wood where the growth was 26%. With respect to the branches of manufacturing holding smaller shares, production increased considerably in the manufacturing of motor vehicles, metals and pharmaceuticals, mainly due to the increase in exports. The rapid growth in production was partly also influenced by the low reference base in 2009; this effect will last until the end of 2010. The production of food, beverages, leather, metal products and other transport equipment, and the production in the repair and installation of machinery and equipment decreased.
In June 2010 compared to May, the seasonally adjusted industrial production increased 3%, the production of manufacturing grew 2%.
In June 2010 compared to June 2009, the production of electricity increased 31% and the production of heat — 7%. The increase in energy production was mainly caused by a growing demand for energy induced by more active manufacturing as well as by the growth in the exports of electricity.
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Rapid increase of industrial production continued in June