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Romania's industrial sales rise 9.7% y/y in April - table

Romania's industrial sales rise 9.7% y/y in April  - table Industry

BUCHAREST (Romania), June 12 (SeeNews) - Romania's industrial sales rose 9.7% year-on-year in April, after growing by 4.6% in March, data from the country's statistical office, INS, showed on Wednesday.

Sales of intermediate goods rose by 9.6% in the year in April, while capital goods sales grew by an annual 10.9%, INS said in a press release.

Sales of durable goods rose by 11.3%, while sales of energy rose by an annual 7.1% in April. Sales non‐durable goods were 8.7% higher in April this year compared to April 2018.

In April, sales of capital goods fell by a monthly 7.6%, sales of durable goods fell by 1.3%, sales of intermediate goods were 6.9% lower and sales ales of energy were down by a monthly 0.6% in April.

Sales of‐durable goods rose by a monthy 2.6% in April. 

During January-April, industrial sales were 6.6% higher on the year.

In 2018, Romania's industrial sales rose by an annual 11.8%.

Romania's industrial sales, breakdown by sector (percentage change year-on-year):

  April y/y March y/y Jan-April
Total 9.7 4.6 7.4
- mining 5.0 1.9 11.3
- manufacturing 9.9 4.7 7.3

Source: INS