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Industrial Revenues and Orders Up in February

Ljubljana, 20 April (STA) - Industrial revenues increased by 0.2% in February over January, and were up 8% year-on-year. The value of new orders rose by almost 2% over the previous month and jumped 16% year-on-year, the Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

Revenues increased both in mining and quarrying (almost 2%) and manufacturing (0.2%) on the monthly level, increasing by almost 20% and 8%, respectively, year-on-year.

In industrial groupings, revenues in consumer goods industries increased by 1% over the month before, but dropped in intermediate goods industries (by almost 1%) and capital goods industries (by almost 2%).

At the annual level, revenues increased in all three main industrial groupings.

On foreign markets, the Slovenian industry made almost 1% higher revenues in February over the month before. Revenues on the domestic market meanwhile dropped by almost 1%.

However, revenues were higher on both markets compared to February 2010, rising by almost 7% on foreign markets and by almost 9% in Slovenia.

The value of new orders increased by almost 2% on the monthly level and was up 16% year-on-year.

Domestic orders increased by 3% on the monthly level and were up 21% year-on-year, while foreign orders rose 2% on the monthly level and grew by 15% year-on-year.

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