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Industrial Output Down 0.7% in February

Ljubljana, 10 April (STA) - Industrial output in Slovenia in February was down by 0.7% at the monthly level and by 1.1% at the annual level. The Statistics Office however pointed to a positive trend in 2014, as the output in the first two months was up 0.4% year-on-year.

The value of the production of industrial products and services was down by 0.8% in manufacturing in February compared to the month before, according to the office.

Output in electricity, gas and steam supply was meanwhile by 1.4% higher than in January, while it was down by 11.9% in mining and quarrying.

The output of intermediate products was flat in at the monthly level, while the output of investment products was up by 1.5% and the output of consumer goods down by 1.5%.

Sales revenues in industry were also down in February by 1.6% compared to January and by 1.2% compared to February 2013.

On the other hand, industrial sales revenues in the first two months of 2014 were up by 1% year-on-year.

The value of inventories of industrial products was down in February by 0.7% at the monthly level. It was however still above the 2010 average, by 0.9%.

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