In Moldova, the volume of industrial production in January-November 2020 decreased by 5.9% compared to the same period in 2019.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), at the same time, in November 2020, the volume of industrial production increased by 2.7% compared to the same month of the previous year. In general, in January-November 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, production volumes in the extractive industry increased by 7.9%, and in the processing industry - decreased by 7.2%. According to the NBS, for 11 months in 2020, food industry enterprises reduced overall production by 5.7%, compared to the same period in 2019. The production of beverages fell by 7.3%, textiles - by 1.7%, and clothing - by 8.2%. Tanning and finishing of leather; production of suitcases, bags, harness and saddlery; dressing and dyeing of fur increased by 0.3%, and wood processing and production of products from wood and cork, except for furniture; production of products from straw and other plant materials for plaiting decreased by 29.9%. Production of paper and paper products increased by 0.1%, chemicals and chemical products - increased by 25.3%, pharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals - decreased by 6.9%, rubber and plastic products - decreased by 6.6%. In the metallurgical industry, production fell by 8.3%. The output of metal structures and products, except for machinery, equipment and installations, increased by 3.9%, computers, electronic and optical products - decreased by 31.6%. The production of electrical equipment decreased by 36.4%, machinery and equipment - decreased by 32.9%, cars, trailers and semi-trailers - decreased by 35.3%. Furniture production increased by 0.2%. In terms of repair, maintenance and installation of machinery and equipment the decline was 17.6%. The production and supply of electricity, heat, gas, hot water increased by 0.7%. As previously reported, since 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova no longer provides data on the dynamics of the production of tobacco products, oil products, since this information is considered confidential. // 20.01.2021 - InfoMarket.