Manufacturing turnover was 10 percent higher in January than in the same month in 2005. Turnover has been higher than twelve months previously for almost three years now. Higher sales almost entirely account for the higher turnover. Marginally higher prices are hardly relevant.
Turnover increased in all branches of industry. With almost 25 percent, the most substantial turnover increase was recorded in wood and building materials. January’s mild temperatures played an important part in this respect. The metal industry also performed well with an 18 percent turnover growth.
Turnover on the domestic market increased by 9 percent. On the foreign market turnover increased by 10 percent. For almost a year now, exports have increased more than turnover on the domestic market.