Oviedo (EFE).- The production of the Asturian industry rose last year in Asturias by 2.7 percent, despite the falls registered in the third quarter, according to the index prepared by the Asturian Society of Economic and Industrial Studies ( Sadei).
Asturian industry has chained four months with negative interannual rates of 5.7 percent in September and October, 8.9 percent in November and 11.3 percent in December.
In his report, Sadei attributes the intensification of the fall in December to the impact of the stoppage of an ArcelorMittal blast furnace on industrial activity as a whole, which “will probably continue during the first months of 2023”, and to lower generation of electrical energy in all its sources.
Faced with this, it identifies “some positive notes” that, although they have not been reflected in the activity in December, “contribute to improving the expectations of certain branches of activity”, such as ship and railway material manufacturers.
In the month of December, only the production of the metal transformation industry rose, by 15.9 percent, and Other manufacturing industries, by 11.6 percent.
The biggest declines corresponded to Electricity, gas and water, 33.6 percent, and Metallurgy, 21.7 percent, followed by Manufacture of metal products, 10.1 percent; Food, beverages and tobacco, 3.9 percent; Other non-metallic mineral products, 3.4 percent; Extractive industries and Chemical industry, 2.3 percent in both cases. EFE