In Moldova, the volume of industrial production in January-September 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, decreased by 6.8%.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in September 2020, the volume of industrial production decreased by 7.9% compared to the same month of the previous year. In general, in January-September 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, the production volumes in the extractive industry increased by 4.5%, and in the processing industry - decreased by 7.5%. According to the NBS, food industry enterprises for 9 months 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, reduced overall production by 2.4%. The production of beverages decreased by 7.1%, textile products - decreased by 7.7%, clothing - decreased by 9.3%. For tanning and leather finishing; production of suitcases, bags, harness and saddlery; dressing and dyeing of fur increased by 2.4%, and in the section wood processing and production of products from wood and cork, except for furniture; production of products from straw and other plant materials for plaiting - a decline of 24%. Production of paper and paper products increased by 1%, chemicals and chemical products - increased by 24.9%, pharmaceuticals and drugs - decreased by 9.6%, rubber and plastic products - decreased by 6.8%. In the metallurgical industry, production fell by 10.7%. The output of metal structures and products, except for machinery, equipment and installations, increased by 8.4%, computers, electronic and optical products - decreased by 37.2%, electrical equipment - decreased by 39.5%, machinery and equipment - decreased by 34.2%, cars, trailers and semi-trailers - decreased by 38.5%, furniture - decreased by 5%. In terms of repair, maintenance and installation of machinery and equipment, the decline was 22.7%. The production and supply of electricity and heat, gas, hot water decreased by 4.3%. 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. // 20.11.2020 — InfoMarket.