Industrial production up 11% in December led by tech and pharmaceutical sectors

Tuesday 05 February 2013 19.24
Industrial production rose 11% on a monthly basis and 2.8% on an annual basis in December
Industrial production rose 11% on a monthly basis and 2.8% on an annual basis in December

Industrial production in Ireland rose by 11% during December.

Latest CSO figures show output from manufacturing industries was up strongly during the month and also rose 2.8% compared to December 2011.

Output from the "modern sector", which comprises high tech and pharmaceutical industries, was ahead 9.3% during the month.

Production from the "traditional sector" fell by 1.3%.