Polish industrial production 5.9% up y/y in September: stats office
Industrial production in Poland rose 5.9 percent in September compared with the same month a year earlier, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Tuesday, adding to hopes of a sustained recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
In month-on-month terms, Polish industrial production in September was 15.5 percent higher than in August, according to the Central Statistical Office.Photo: PAP/Tytus Żmijewski
The figure was higher than forecast by analysts, who had expected an increase of 3.5 percent as the economy struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 downturn, Poland’s PAP news agency reported.
In month-on-month terms, Polish industrial production in September was 15.5 percent higher than in August, according to the Central Statistical Office.
The latest batch of economic data came after the state-run statistics agency reported a day earlier that employment in Polish companies dropped by 1.2 percent in September on average in year-on-year terms.
The Polish labour minister said last month that some 6 million jobs had been saved around the country thanks to measures including a massive relief and stimulus package that aims to shield the economy from the coronavirus.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Polish economy contracted 8.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to the Central Statistical Office.