Industrial production down 5.2 pct in Dec

Industrial production fell 5.2 pct in December 2010 for an average decline of 5.7 pct last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.

The statistics service, in a report, said the industrial production index fell 5.2 pct from December 2009, after a decline of 6.2 pct recorded in the previous 12-month period. The statistics service attributed the 5.2 pct decline of the index to a 7.8 pct drop in mining production, a 4.0 pct decline in manufacturing - reflecting a 21.6 pct fall in textiles, a 27.5 pct drop in clothing, a 17.2 pct fall in mining and a 40.3 pct drop in transport equipment - an 8.8 pct fall in electricity production and a 0.9 pct decline in water production in December.

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