Serbia: Industrial output grows at quickest pace since February in August
September 30, 2020
Industrial output rose 4.2% compared to the same month a year earlier in August, which followed July's 0.4% increase and marked the strongest expansion since February.
Looking at the details of the release, August's pick up was broad-based, with mining and quarrying; electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning; and, manufacturing output gaining traction.
On a monthly basis, industrial production grew 3.5% in seasonally-adjusted terms in August, which was below July’s 3.6% expansion. Meanwhile, annual average industrial production growth rose to 0.6% in August (July: +0.2%), signaling an improving trend in the industrial sector.