Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greek industrial production grew 0.1 pct in September

Greek industrial production grew 0.1 pct in September, with manufacturing production rising 2.2 pct in the month, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said the industrial production composite index was up 0.1 pct in September compared with the same month last year after a 3.0 pct rise recorded in the 2015-2014 period. It attributed this development to a 15 pct fall in mining production, a 2.2 pct increase in manufacturing production (pharmaceuticals up 15.3 pct, non-metal minerals up 29.5 pct, machinery up 29.4 pct and trailers up 26.6 pct). Electricity production fell 2.8 pct and water production eased 1.0 pct.

The average industrial production index in the January-September period grew 1.8 pct compared with the same period last year, after an 0.6 pct increase recorded in the 2015-2014 period. The seasonally-adjusted index fell 1.8 pct in September compared with August 2016.