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Industrial Production and Turnover

November 2021 (Provisional) October 2021 (Final)

Manufacturing Industries - Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted1
(Base Year 2015 = 100)
 Seasonally AdjustedSeasonally Unadjusted
 Production IndexTurnover IndexProduction IndexTurnover Index
November 2020180.9121.1199.2134.5
October 202192.1127.3130.8138.5
November 2021125.4128.7136.7142.8
Monthly % change36.21.14.53.1
Annual % change-30.76.3-31.46.2
     
Jun 2021 - Aug 2021140.4126.6130.4116.2
Sep 2021 - Nov 2021117.0128.7143.6148.2
% change-16.71.710.127.5
1Figures may differ due to rounding.

Quarterly decrease of 16.7% in industrial production1

Figure 1 Manufacturing Industries Seasonally Adjusted - November 2021
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Production in manufacturing industries was 16.7% lower in the three months September 2021 to November 2021 than in the preceding three months. See Headline Table and Table 3b.

On an annual basis, production in manufacturing industries was 30.7% less in November 2021 than in November 2020. See Headline Table, Table 1 and Table 3a.

On an annual basis, production in the “Traditional” sector was 13.4% greater in November 2021 than in November 2020, while over the same period production for the "Modern" sector was 38.5% lower. See Table 2.

A number of large annual increases in production were recorded in some sub-indices of the “Traditional” sector in November 2021. For instance, Wood and wood products, except furniture was 28.9% greater in November 2021 than in November 2020, while food production increased by 41.1%. See Table 3a.

Turnover in manufacturing industries was 1.7% greater in the three months from September 2021 to November 2021 than in the preceding three months. See Headline Table and Table 5b.

On an annual basis, turnover in manufacturing industries was 6.3% greater in November 2021 than in November 2020. See Headline Table, Table 4 and Table 5a.

Adjusted and unadjusted indices are available on CSO PxStat

1The figures from March 2020 onwards are an exception to existing seasonal patterns and have highlighted the underlying volatility of the monthly industrial production and turnover series. Seasonal adjustment is challenging in the current climate and while the seasonal adjustment models have been reviewed and changed as appropriate (e.g. by treating the data for certain sectors as additive outliers) the underlying volatility of the data is still reflected in the seasonally adjusted series. The CSO is continuing to review how the seasonal adjustment models are applied to the series on Industrial Production and Turnover, and may introduce revised estimates.