The number of employed persons fell by 1.9%, which is lower than the level in February.
The National Bureau of Statistics (INE) announced on Monday that the industrial turnover index in March increased by 15.9% year-on-year, compared with 3.4% in the previous month.
As for the index related to the domestic market, the National Bureau of Statistics explained that it increased by 11.2% in March, and fell by 4% last month. It also explained that it contributed 6.7 percentage points (pp) to the overall market growth. When the contribution in February this year was minus 2.3 percentage points.
In terms of indexes related to the external market, the index increased by 22.9% (down 2.5% from the previous month), contributing 9.2 percentage points to the growth of the total index, compared with a decrease of 1.1 percentage points last month.
The National Bureau of Statistics pointed out that, as a result, the domestic and foreign market indexes dropped from 4.0% and 2.5% in February to increases of 11.2% and 22.9% in March.
The institute also emphasized that compared with March last year, the observed growth of the total business, domestic and foreign market indexes were 5.1%, 5.0% and 5.3%, respectively.
However, it should be pointed out that February is 3 working days less than March this year, and regardless of the influence of the latter, “the level of the index will still be lower than the level before the covid-19 pandemic.” Returning to the subgroups, the National Bureau of Statistics pointed out that all subgroups had a year-on-year growth in March, of which intermediate products contributed the most with 5.7 percentage points, which was caused by the result of 16.0%, compared with the growth rate of 1.8% in the previous quarter. month.
In terms of capital goods, the observed increase was 32.1%, compared with an increase of 8.3% in the previous month), contributing 4.7 percentage points (pp), while consumer goods and energy fell by 7.8% and 1.3 respectively in February 2 Percentage points and March’s 9.4% and 13.2% growth rates respectively contributed 2.7 percentage points to the overall index growth rate.
According to INE data, in the first quarter of this year, sales in this industry increased by 0.8% year-on-year, while the previous quarter fell by 6.1%.
On the other hand, employment fell by 1.9%, which is lower than the 2.6% contraction observed in February, while wages and working hours increased by 1.3% and 1.5%, respectively, compared to the 0.9% increase in the second quarter, a decrease of 11.5%. %. In the previous month, the order is the same.