Manufacturing turnover was 10 percent higher in February than in the same month in 2006. Such a high turnover increase in February is unprecedented. Higher sales largely account for the higher turnover. Selling prices rose marginally and only had a modest effect on turnover.
Turnover increased in all branches of industry. With 20 percent, the most substantial turnover increase was recorded in the metal industry. Over the past six months, turnover of basic metals and manufactured metal products has been in the double digits.
On the foreign market turnover increased by 11 percent. With 30 percent, the most substantial turnover increase was recorded in wood and building materials. Turnover on the domestic market increased by 7 percent. For a year now, exports have increased more than turnover on the domestic market.