3/12/2008

Industrial production increases 11.7% in January

Today’s Zaman - Monthly industrial production in Turkey grew by 11.7 percent in January compared to the same month last year, according to the 2008 January Industrial Production Index released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat). In industrial sub sectors, the entire mining sector increased by 7 percent while utilities and manufacturing rose by 12.4 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively, in January compared to the same period last year. The mining sector and manufacturing sector as well as the utilities sector grew by 16.5 percent, 15.5 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively, in the same month of 2007.