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Slovakia Industrial Production Falls In August

Slovakia's industrial production declined in August after rebounding in the previous month, preliminary data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Thursday.

Industrial production dropped a working-day adjusted 8.1 percent year-on-year in August, after a 2.8 percent rise in July. In June, production had fallen 1.9 percent.

Manufacturing output declined 9.5 percent annually in August, after a 2.7 percent increase in the preceding month.

Output in the mining and quarrying rose 5.0 percent and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply increased 1.9 percent.

On a monthly basis, industrial production fell 2.6 percent in August.

Separate data from the statistical office showed that the construction output declined 6.9 percent annually in August, following a 7.0 percent fall in July.

On a month-on-month basis, construction output rose 0.5 percent in August.

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