According to Istat, in October 2011 the seasonally adjusted index of the industrial production decreased by 0.9% compared to September. As average of the period August-October, the index decreased by 0.5% over the previous month. Adjusted for calendar effects, in October the index decreased in trend terms by 4.2% (working days were 21 as in October 2010). As average of the first ten months of the year, production increased by 0.6% over the same period in the previous year. Adjusted for calendar effects, in October 2011 indexes recorded a trend decrease for all sectors. A more marked decrease regarded consumer goods and energy (both -5.3%) and to a lesser extent, the sector of intermediate goods (-3.8%) and capital goods (-3.0%). In the trend comparison, the industrial sectors more marked by growth are mining (+13.3%) and manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (+4.6%). The sector that in October recorded the greater trend decrease are manufacture of chemicals (-12.4%), textile, clothing, leather and accessories (-8.0%) and wood, paper and printing (-7.5%).
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