Greece’s turnover index in the industrial sector grew 7.1 pct in December 2010, compared with the same month in 2009, Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, said the index was up 4.3 pct in December 2009. The average industrial turnover index was up 5.6 pct in the 12-month period of 2010.

The new orders index in the industrial sector was up 3.9 pct in the 12-month period from January to December 2010, while in December was index up 6.5 pct, after a decline of 3.2 pct recorded in the same month in 2009.