Moldova’s industrial production decreased by 6.5% in January-August 2020, relative to the same period in 2019.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, in August 2020, the volume of industrial production decreased by 7.7% compared to the same month of the previous year. In general, in January-August 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, production volumes in the extractive industry increased by 2.7%, and in the processing industry - decreased by 6.9%. According to the NBS, food industry enterprises over 8 months in 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, increased overall production volumes by 4.8%. The production of beverages decreased by 9.4%, textile production - decreased by 16.3%, clothing - decreased by 9.7%. Tanning and leather finishing; production of suitcases, bags, harness and saddlery; dressing and dyeing of fur decreased by 0.4%, and wood processing and production of products from wood and cork, except for furniture; production of articles made of straw and other plant materials for plaiting - decreased by 25.9%. The production of paper and paper products decreased by 1.1%, while the production of chemicals and chemical products increased by 28.7%, pharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals - decreased by 7.5%, rubber and plastic products - decreased by 6.2%. In the metallurgical industry, production fell by 9.3%. The output of metal structures and products, except for machinery, equipment and installations, increased by 6%, computers, electronic and optical products - decreased by 38.2%. The production of electrical equipment decreased by 38.6%, machinery and equipment - decreased by 32.7%, cars, trailers and semi-trailers - decreased by 41.4%. Furniture production decreased by 7.6%. In terms of repair, maintenance and installation of machinery and equipment, the decline was 16.1%. Production and supply of electricity and heat, gas, hot water decreased by 5.9%. As previously reported, the National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova, since 2018, no longer provides data on the dynamics of the production of tobacco products, oil products, since this information is considered confidential. // 19.10.2020 - InfoMarket.