Serbia Industry September 2016

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Serbia: Industrial production improves slightly in September

In September, industrial production expanded 5.3% from the same month of last year, coming in above the 5.1% increase seen in August. The figure reflected an acceleration in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning, while growth in mining and quarrying and manufacturing decelerated.

On a monthly basis, industrial production slowed from a 0.5% increase in August to a 0.4% rise in September, which marked the slowest increase in four months. Finally, annual average growth in industrial production decreased from 7.4% in August to 6.4% in September, the lowest reading since October 2015.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect industrial production to expand 5.2% in 2016, which is down 0.4 percentage points from last month’s estimate. In 2017, the panel also sees industrial production growth at 5.2%, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s estimate.


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Serbia Industry September 2016

Note: Year-on-year and annual average variation of industrial production index in %.
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS).


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