Manufacturing production increased by 1,2% in March 2019 compared with March 2018. The largest positive contributions were made by the following divisions:
Seasonally adjusted manufacturing production increased by 0,8% in March 2019 compared with February 2019. This followed month-on-month changes of -2,0% in February 2019 and -1,6% in January 2019.
Seasonally adjusted manufacturing production decreased by 2,4% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the fourth quarter of 2018. Seven of the ten manufacturing divisions reported negative growth rates over this period.
The largest negative contributions were made by the following divisions: