|Seasonally Adjusted Manufacturing Industries|
|(Base Year 2015 = 100)|
|Production Index||Turnover Index|
|Monthly % change||-0.2||-1.8|
|Annual % change||4.9||3.8|
|May 2018 - July 2018||98.7||102.3|
|Aug 2018 - Oct 2018||108.2||108.6|
Production for Manufacturing Industries for October 2018 was 0.2% lower than in September 2018 (see above and table 1). On an annual basis production for October 2018 was 4.9% higher than in October 2017. Industrial production for Manufacturing Industries for the three months August 2018 to October 2018 was 9.7% higher than in the preceding three month period (see above and tables 3a to 3c).
The “Modern” Sector showed a monthly increase in production of 2.6% in October 2018 and an annual increase of 2.8% when compared with October 2017. There was a monthly increase of 7.0% in the “Traditional” Sector for October 2018 and an annual increase of 12.5% compared with October 2017 (see table 2).
Turnover decreased by 1.8% for Manufacturing Industries in October 2018 when compared with September 2018 (see above and tables 5a to 5c). On an annual basis turnover increased by 3.8% when compared with October 2017.
Unadjusted indices are available on our website.
Introduction of Base 2015 series
The Industrial Production & Turnover indices have been compiled with reference to base year 2015=100. The new series has been calculated using updated weights from the Census of Industrial Production 2015 and the rebased Wholesale Price Index 2015 = 100 (See Background Notes). The revised series are available on StatBank.