Ireland: Manufacturing output falls in October
December 5, 2019
The highly volatile Irish manufacturing industries production index contracted in October, falling 0.3% in seasonally-adjusted, month-on-month terms, contrasting the revised 9.1% expansion in September (previously reported: +9.4% month-on-month). November’s decline largely reflected marked downturns in the production of electrical equipment, rubber and plastic products, and paper and paper products. The contractions more than offset the strong expansions in grain mill and starch products, wood and wood products, and transport equipment.
In annual terms, overall industrial production climbed 5.4% in October, following a revised 4.3% in September (previously reported: +4.2% year-on-year). Lastly, the annual average variation in industrial output was flat in October, rising from minus 0.1% in the previous month.
Author: Hanna Andersson, Economist