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.