Greek industrial production grew 5.4 pct in May, with manufacturing production rising by 4.2 pct in the month, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a report, said the industrial production index rose 5.4 pct in May compared with the same month last year, after a 3.5 pct increase recorded in the 2016/2015 period. The statistics service attributed this development to a 6.8 pct increase in mining production, a 4.2 pct rise in manufacturing production (reflecting a 23.8 pct jump in leather/footwear production, a 19.3 pct rise in pharmaceuticals, a 37.4 pct jump in base metals and a 64.3 pct jump in computer/optical products). Electricity production rose 12.6 pct in May, while water production rose 1.1 pct.

The average industrial production index was up 6.8 pct in the January-May period, compard with the corresponding period in 2016.


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