What is the purpose of survey?
The purpose of survey is to calculate indices of production and turnover in industry, i.e. to follow monthly changes in physical volume of production and turnover of industrial products. Indices of production and turnover in industry represent important economic indicators that can be used to create economic policy; to monitor trends of economic activities; and to use especially for national accounts needs.
Main regulation that defines contents, coverage, classifications, and other rules related to conducting this survey is Regulation (EC) No 1165/98. This survey is conducted according to Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2).
Quantities of finished products covered by sections B, C and D of Classification NACE Rev. 2 are used for calculation of industrial production index - total. Turnovers in sections B and C of Classification NACE Rev. 2 are used for calculation of industrial turnover index - total, according mentioned EU Regulations.
For more details on published data, methodology, and releases please see the sections below.