Lithuania: Industrial output records slowest expansion since February 2021 in May
Industrial output grew 7.2% in year-on-year terms in May, which followed April’s 18.8% increase. The result marked the lowest reading since February 2021. May’s notable weakening was largely due to a deterioration in manufacturing output growth, as it recorded the weakest reading since November 2020. Meanwhile, mining and quarrying output rebounded to record a stable figure in May.
On a monthly basis, factory output plummeted 7.6% in seasonally-adjusted terms in May, which was below April’s 6.7% fall and marking the worst result in over two years. Meanwhile, annual average industrial production growth fell to 20.3% in May (April: +22.0%), signaling a worsening trend in the industrial sector.