Slovakia industrial production rises in February
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Slovakia's industrial production rose unexpectedly in February, data from the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) showed on Friday. Industrial production grew a working-day adjusted 1% year-on-year in February, after a 3.9% fall in January.
Economists had expected a 1.0% fall. Among the main industrial groups, manufacturing output remained unchanged yearly in February and production of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply grew 7.5%. Meanwhile, production of mining and quarrying declined 0.8%.
On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial production was unchanged. Separate data from the Bratislava-based statistics agency showed that the construction output declined 23.8% yearly in February and fell 5.9% from a month ago.
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