The turnover index in the industrial sector (measuring both the domestic and external markets) jumped 13.9 pct in January this year, compared with the same month in 2010, after an increase of 0.4 pct recorded in January last year, the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed this increase to a 5.6 pct rise in the turnover index in the mining sector and a 14 pct jump in manufacturing. The domestic market turnover index rose 5.0 pct in January, while the external market turnover index soared 39.3 pct.