Madrid (EFE).- The turnover of the Spanish industry grew by 12.8% year-on-year in January, chaining 23 months with positive rates, according to data published this Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
After correcting for seasonal and calendar effects, the turnover of the industry increased by 10.5% compared to the same month of the previous year.
However, the rate of the general index was 5.1 points lower than that of December, while in seasonally adjusted terms it was 3.2 points higher.
Considering the monthly variation, the general index of turnover for the industry fell by 0.9%, eliminating seasonal and calendar effects. This rate was 1.3 points lower than that of the previous month.
By economic destination of the goods, in January positive rates were registered in all the sectors analyzed, the most notable being energy (24.4%), except for the supply of electricity, gas, steam, air conditioning and water.
Next came the consumer goods sector (20%), capital goods (17.6%) and intermediate goods (2.9%).
Adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects, the increases were 24.2% in the energy sector; 18.8% in consumer goods; 14.4% in capital goods, and 0.6% in intermediate goods.
By geographical destination of sales, all markets presented positive annual rates in January, highlighting the 13.6% increase in the non-euro area of the foreign market.
In the external market of the euro zone the increase was 9.7% and in the internal market 13.1%.
By autonomous communities, in all of them, except in Asturias (-1.8%), increases were registered, the most notable being those of the Canary Islands (29.5%); Murcia (21.6%); Aragon (18.2%) or Catalonia (17.9%).