Slovakia industrial production grows a slower pace in June
Slovakia's industrial production grew a working-day adjusted 13.7% year-on-year in June, following a 36.7% jump in May, figures from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Tuesday.
Production went up for 13 out of 15 activities, in particular the manufacture of metals and metal structures (40.3%), machinery and equipment (23.5%) and rubber and plastic products (18.5%). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial production advanced by 3%. Considering the first half of the year, industrial activity rose by 19.3%.
In a separate statement, the Bratislava-based statistics agency said that Slovakia's construction output growth eased to 3.0% year-on-year in June, from a 4.4% in the previous month. Construction production abroad rose at a slower pace (35.4% vs 62.6%) while domestic construction activity rebounded (0.5% vs -0.3%).
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