Industry Turnover Index registered a nominal year-on-year change rate of -2.8% in February (-8.9% in the previous month). Without the Energy grouping, industry sales fell 4.2% (-8.1% in January). The indices for the domestic and non-domestic markets decreased by 2.4% and 3.4% (-5.8% and -13.2% in the previous month, in the same order).
Employment, wages and salaries and hours worked change rates were -2.5%, 0.3% and -11.2%, respectively (-2.7%, -1.7% and -7.1% in January).
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