Statistical bulletin: Index of Production, September 2013
Released: 06 November 2013 Download PDF
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- Users are reminded that all figures contained within this release are seasonally adjusted estimates.
- Production output rose by 0.6% between Q2 2013 and Q3 2013.
- By far the largest contribution to the quarterly growth in production came from manufacturing, which increased by 0.9%. This industry showed similar growth in Q2 2013.
- Looking at the broader picture, production output was 2.2% higher in September 2013 compared with September 2012; reflecting an 11.5% rise in mining & quarrying; 0.8% rise in manufacturing; 7.1% rise in water supply, sewerage & waste management; and 3.4% fall in electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning.
- Production and manufacturing rose by 0.9% and 1.2% respectively between August 2013 and September 2013.
- The main manufacturing sectors contributing to the rise between August 2013 and September 2013 were the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products & pharmaceutical preparations; the manufacture of transport equipment; and the manufacture of computer, electronic & optical products.
- The preliminary estimate of GDP, published on 25 October 2013, contained a forecasted rise of 0.5% for production in Q3 2013. This release of data estimates that production rose by 0.6% between Q2 2013 and Q3 2013 and therefore impact on the previously published Q3 2013 GDP estimate is minimal.
- The earliest period open for revision was July 2013.
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