Renewed decline in industrial production. Already more than half a monthly dynamics industry is extremely unstable, following the positive months required a period of decline in production. After the January issue of growth in February, production fell by 0,6% (taking into account seasonal and calendar effect). Mining operations in February, output growth has continued (January – 0,2%, February – 0.3 percent). Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water after consecutive monthly increase since September 2009 to January 2010, resumed again in February, a decline (-0.3 percent). The main element of instability in the monthly dynamics of the industry makes the activity of manufacturing.
After the January increase by 1,2% (from except for seasonal and calendar) in February, production fell by 1,5%. The largest decrease occurred in the metals and fabricated metal products (-5.6%), manufacture of machinery and equipment (-2.1%), textile and clothing industry (-2.9%), chemicals (-2.2 percent). The largest positive contribution was made by the production of vehicles and equipment – with the exception of seasonal growth was 9.8% in to January. Total industrial production in February was 1.9% higher than last year. The main contribution to the annual growth have made the production and distribution of electricity, gas and water, which rose by 7,2% in relation to February 2009 and mining operations – the growth of 6,6%. Manufacturing production for the year increased production of only 0,8%. In February 2010, real disposable income increased compared to February 2009 2,4%, for two months, compared with the corresponding period last year – by 8,1 percent.