Finweek English Edition - - Economic Trends -

MAN­U­FAC­TUR­ING PRO­DUC­TION sur­prised the mar­kets with a healthy 6,4% rise year-onyear in March. The month-on-month in­crease was also im­pres­sive at 2,6% and is more im­por­tant for the first quar­ter GDP cal­cu­la­tion. Dur­ing the three months, from Jan­uary to March 2010, man­u­fac­tur­ing ac­tiv­ity rose by 1,5% (sea­son­ally ad­justed but not an­nu­alised), with March wip­ing out falls in Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary.

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