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.

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.

(gs/pk)

Source: PAP

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