Greek Industrial Production Up 3.4% in January

ATHENS — Greek industrial production rose 3.4 pct in January this year, with manufacturing production rising 1.1 pct in the month, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday. The industrial production index was up 3.4 pct in January compared with the same month last year, reflecting increases of 10.8 pct of the electricity index, 10.1 pct of the mining index and 1.0 pct of the manufacturing index (tobacco up 20.2 pct, textiles up 13.7 pct, computer/electronics/opticals up 12.7 pct, non-metal minerals up 11.7 pct and pharmaceuticals up 9.2 pct). On the other hand, water production fell 1.6 pct in January. The seasonally-adjusted index rose 3.2 pct in January from December 2020.


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