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Industrial production indices, October 2019


The industrial production in the Republic of Serbia in October 2019 increased by 0.5% relative to October 2018, and by 10.5% relative to 2018 average. Industrial production in the period January – October 2019, compared with the same period 2018, decreased by 0.7%.

Observed by sections,

in October 2019 compared with October 2018, the following trends were noted:

  • the section of manufacturing– growth of 1.5%,
  • the section of mining and quarrying– fall of 1.6%, and
  • the section of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply – fall of 4.2%.


The data on industrial production by MIGS in October 2019, compared to October 2018, expressed growth in the production of:

  • intermediate products, energy excluded, by 4.3% and
  • capital goods, by 2.3%,


while fall was noted in the production of

  • non - durable consumer goods, by 1.5%,
  • energy, by 2.1%, and
  • durable consumer goods, by 5.5%.


Industrial production volume in October 2019, compared to October 2018, expressed the following trends:

  • growth in 16 divisions that in the structure of industrial production participate with 45%,
  • fall in 13 divisions that in the structure of industrial production participate with 55%.


The largest influence on industrial production growth in October 2019 compared to October 2018 had the divisions of: manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment, manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations, manufacture of paper and paper products, manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers and manufacture of refined petroleum products.   

The seasonally adjusted industrial production index for October 2019, compared to 2018 average, indicates 0.6% growth of the overall industrial production and 2.0% growth of manufacturing.

The seasonal adjustment of the industrial production index for October 2019, compared to September 2019, indicates 0.1% fall of the overall industrial production and 0.9% growth of manufacturing.

The production of small-size enterprises (the number of employees less than 50) that were not included in regular statistical surveys is followed on a sample of the selected units of the section of manufacturing. When the assessment of the industrial production of small-size enterprises of the sample is included, the overall industrial production in October 2019 compared to 2018 average increased by 10.1% and manufacturing increased by 14.2%.

The data on the industrial production in 2018 will be published on the last working day in a month and will refer to the previous month.

Starting from 1999 the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia has not at disposal and may not provide available certain data relative to AP Kosovo and Metohia and therefore these data are not included in the coverage for the Republic of Serbia (total).