The new orders index in the industrial sector (measuring both the domestic and external markets) rose 9.1 pct in January this year, compared with the same month in 2010, after an increase of 4.4 pct recorded in January last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed this increase to a 6.5 pct rise in the domestic market index and a 32.7 pct jump in the external market index.