Irish Economy
Irish industrial production fell slightly in January
By Michael Hennigan, Finfacts founder and editor
Mar 9, 2015 - 1:27 PM

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Irish Industrial production for manufacturing industries for January 2015 was  0.1% lower than in December  2014 according to the CSO Monday.

On an annual basis production for January  2015  increased by 11.7% when compared with January 2014. The seasonally adjusted volume of industrial production for the three months November 2014 to January 2015 was 3.2% lower than in the preceding three month period.

The “Modern” Sector, comprising a number of high-technology and chemical sectors, showed a monthly decrease in production for January 2015 of 3.3%.  There was a monthly increase of 0.3% in the “Traditional” Sector.

Data are usually volatile and the booking of overseas manufacturing for tax avoidance purposes can also be volatile.

There was an increase of 12.0% in the seasonally adjusted industrial turnover index for Manufacturing Industries in January 2015 when compared with December 2014.  On an annual basis turnover increased by 31.2% when compared with January 2014.

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