By Andra Beltz
New orders in the manufacturing industry increased by 17.4 percent in nominal terms in November 2107, compared to the same month of 2016, according to the data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
The highest growths were recorded in capital goods (+20.1 percent), durable goods (17.6 percent), intermediary goods (+15.6 percent) and consumer goods (+8.0 percent).
Compared to October 2017, new orders in the manufacturing industry dropped by 3.5 percent, as a result of declines recorded in durable goods (-10.4 percent), capital goods (-4.6 percent) and intermediary goods (-1.9 percent). The consumer goods industry increased by 1.5 percent.
Between January-November 2017, the new orders increased overall by 12.7 percent, due to increases in durable goods (+26.8 percent), intermediary goods (+16.4 percent), capital goods (+11.2 percent) and consumer goods (+4.2 percent).