Industry Turnover Index registered a 5.6% reduction in August, in year-on-year and nominal terms (-11,0% in the previous month). Without the Energy grouping, sales fell by 4.0% (down 8.3% in July). The indices for the domestic and non-domestic markets showed variations of -6.3% and -4.3% (-9.1% and -13.7% in July), respectively.
Employment, wages and salaries and hours worked indices recorded year-on-year reductions of 2.7%, 2.2% and 1.7% (variations of -3.0% -0.3% and -8.6% in July, in the same order).
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